CADinformatique Distributes Mentor's HDL Simulation and Synthesis Tools

11/23/2004 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced the appointment of CADinformatique as the French distributor for Mentor Graphics® HDL simulation and synthesis solutions, including the ModelSim® and FPGA Advantage® design tools.

Already a distributor of Mentor Graphics' PADS® solutions for the past seven years, CADinformatique has a lengthy and solid experience in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry and offers high-level consulting and support services. CADinformatique provides complete EDA solutions including tools and services.

"CADinformatique has great expertise in the EDA market, proven with the distribution of our PCB PADS solutions," said Daniel Le Boulbar, general manager of Mentor Graphics French and South European Regions. "The addition of our HDL simulation and synthesis solutions to their offering will allow us to better serve our customers in France and South European regions."

About CADinformatique
CADinformatique , established in 1997, is a French company specialized in the distribution and training of PCB and HDL solutions in France and North African countries. Managed by Corinne Louette, CADinformatique reported revenues of approximately 980,000 euros and employs high level electronics engineers. Its headquarters is based at 25 avenue de la Resistance, 77500 Chelles. Tel: 01 60 20 11 11. For more information, please visit:

About Mentor Graphics HDL Solutions
Mentor Graphics HDL solutions include HDL Designer SeriesTM for design creation, analysis and management, ModelSim HDL simulation and debugging tools, the synthesis environment LeonardoSpectrumTM, and the design flow FPGA Advantage.

About PADS
The PADS product line is a market leader for Windows-based PCB design solutions. Its ease-of-use, broad technology, and affordable pricing provide customers with a high return on investment in their creation of PCB designs ranging from basic to complex. For more information on the PADS solutions, visit or e-mail to

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 $675 million and employs approximately 3,800 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, PADS, FPGA Advantage and ModelSim are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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