Mentor Graphics Chief Scientist Receives Award from President of Poland

11/20/2003 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced that the chief scientist and director of engineering for the company's Design-for-Test (DFT) product group, Janusz Rajski, Ph. D., has been awarded the prestigious title of "Professor of Science," the highest research degree in Poland. The award was presented to Dr. Rajski by the President of the Republic of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, on Nov. 5.

Dr. Rajski is the principal inventor of the Embedded Deterministic Test (EDTTM) technology and architect of the revolutionary Mentor Graphics DFT product based on this technology, TestKompress®. He received this honor for his "fundamental contributions in the area of design and test of digital circuits and systems."

"This great honor is a recognition of the entire school of thought that my students, associates and collaborators helped create over the years," said Dr. Rajski. "It is a credit to the collaboration between academia and the industry and a tribute to research philosophy that intends to be academically excellent and industrially relevant."

A well-respected scientist in his field, Dr. Rajski has published more than 100 research papers, several of which have won awards at international engineering conferences, and is a co-inventor of 12 U.S. patents. Dr. Rajski received a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Gdansk, Poland, and a doctorate degree in engineering from the Technical University of Poznan, Poland.

"We are proud to have such a distinguished technology expert as a member of our senior engineering staff," said Gregory K. Hinckley, president of Mentor Graphics. "Janusz has developed some key DFT products and technologies that have made Mentor the technology leader in manufacturing test."

From 1973 to 1984, Dr, Rajski was a member of the faculty at the Technical University of Poznan. In June 1984, he joined McGill University, Montreal, Canada, where from 1989 he was an Associate Professor. Dr. Rajski joined Mentor Graphics Corporation, Wilsonville, Ore. in 1995 to lead research and development efforts of next generation DFT technologies. As Chief Scientist and Director of DFT Engineering, Dr. Rajski's research specialties include design automation and testing, design for testability, built-in self-test (BIST), and logic synthesis. He is a co-author of a book on BIST and served as a member of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Roadmap Working Group on Design and Test and on the Technical Advisory Board of Design Sciences of the Semiconductor Research Consortium.

About Mentor Graphics
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 about $650 million and employs approximately 3,600 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:

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