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January 23, 2002

Mentor Graphics Offers NewLogic Bluetooth Intellectual Property in Platform Solution

Mentor Graphics Corporation and NewLogic, a leading supplier of Bluetooth(TM) design solutions, today announced a marketing agreement that allows system-on-chip designers to license Bluetooth silicon intellectual property from the Mentor Graphics(R) Inventra(TM) Intellectual Property division. The cores are available as part of a new, easy-to-integrate Bluetooth Platform from Mentor Graphics that features CPU bus wrappers and interface bridges for the Bluetooth core to other IP cores such as USB 2.0 and Ethernet.

The NewLogic Bluetooth BOOST(TM) IP family includes a Baseband processor and a full Bluetooth software protocol stack. These IP elements, when combined with a suitable microcontroller core, permit the implementation of a single-chip Bluetooth solution using industry-standard CMOS process technologies.

The Bluetooth standard ensures wireless connectivity between different Bluetooth-compliant devices over a personal area network on the 2.4GHz radio frequency at a range of ten meters. Bluetooth is capable of data transmission up to a maximum capacity of 720kbps per channel and has been adopted for use with mobile phones, wireless headsets, card-readers, printers, scanners, CD-players, pagers, MP3 players, digital cameras, PC’s, PDA’s and other portable devices.

“The BOOST IP family can be rapidly integrated into an SoC design through this new platform provided by Mentor Graphics,” said Maha Osman, chief operating officer, NewLogic. “Mentor Graphics has a reputation for high-quality IP cores and strong SoC support services to ensure that licensees can easily integrate a Bluetooth solution in a time-sensitive application.”

To further enable rapid integration of the Bluetooth cores into a SoC design Mentor Graphics provides CPU bus wrappers and interface bridges required for the Bluetooth cores that interconnect with other communications IP such as I2C, UART, USB2.0, PCMCIA, and Ethernet, which are also part of the Inventra IP portfolio.

”Mentor Graphics is recognized as a leader in providing connectivity standards-based IP solutions to the communications market,” said Dr. Susheel Chandra, general manager, Inventra Intellectual Property division, Mentor Graphics. “From USB 2.0 to Ethernet, and now to Bluetooth, we continue to offer a portfolio of silicon IP that is pre-tested for reliability, easy to integrate and measured to a high standard of quality.”

Availability
The Bluetooth platform from Mentor Graphics is now available. For pricing and a complete list of Inventra connectivity IP products please visit Mentor Graphics Inventra IP web site at http://www.mentor.com/inventra

About NewLogic Technologies
NewLogic Technologies, headquartered in Lustenau, Austria, is a leading provider of silicon intellectual property and IC design services. Its comprehensive IP portfolio includes embedded non-volatile memory, DSP, mixed signal and RF cores for the communications, automotive and consumer electronics markets. NewLogic Technologies AG corporate headquarters are located at Millennium Park 6, A-6890 Lustenau, Austria. For more details of the BOOST system, or NewLogic's design and IP services, please visit the web site http://www.newlogic.com or email info@newlogic.com.

About Mentor Graphics Corporation 
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of more than $600 million and employs approximately 2,975 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S. W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314. World Wide Web site: www.mentor.com.

Mentor Graphics is a registered trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. Inventra is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

Bluetooth is a trademark owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and licensed to NewLogic. NewLogic and BOOST are registered trademarks of NewLogic.


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