Mentor Gains Advanced Packaging Solutions with DDE-EDA Assets

6/12/2003 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) announced the acquisition of the assets of DDE-EDA A/S, a Denmark-based supplier of advanced packaging solutions for the telecommunications, automotive, military and aerospace industries. With this acquisition Mentor gains technology and additional expertise in multi-chip modules, hybrid, radio frequency, integrated circuit package, embedded component and direct chip attach design.

As well as supporting DDE-EDA's existing products for their installed base, Mentor Graphics' Systems Design Division will integrate this technology into the Board Station® and ExpeditionTM solutions to provide Mentor's worldwide customers with advanced packaging capabilities. Engineering of this technology will remain in Denmark. Sales and support of the technology will be through Mentor Graphics' worldwide direct sales channel and Customer Support organizations.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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 $600 million and employs approximately 3,500 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:

Mentor Graphics and Board Station are registered trademarks and Expedition is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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