Accelerated Focuses on Cellular Market by Joining SH-Mobile Consortium

2/25/2004 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced it has joined the Renesas Technology's SH-Mobile Consortium to serve as one of the first commercial real-time operating system (RTOS) members helping to promote the development of mobile phone solutions. The SH-Mobile Consortium is a membership program, with the SH-Mobile platform at its core, in which partners collaborate to seek out and create system solutions for developers of cellular phone applications.

The Nucleus® PLUS real-time kernel is one of the most widely deployed commercial kernels in the cellular phone market. In 2003, the Nucleus PLUS kernel had more than 40 design wins in cellular phone applications alone. >From a technical standpoint, the Nucleus PLUS kernel is ideal for these applications because it is fast, flexible, has a small memory footprint and comes with a comprehensive suite of middleware. The royalty-free business model for both RTOS and middleware is an ideal fit for the high-production volumes associated with wireless handsets.

Accelerated Technology has supported the SH series of processors with its Nucleus RTOS for many years. In addition to the Nucleus PLUS kernel, there are a number of Nucleus middleware components that are tightly integrated to support the SH processor family including a networking suite, file management software, graphical user interface package and Web-accessing software. With such a rich product portfolio and proven success in the fast-growing cellular market, Accelerated Technology is positioned to provide customers with a solid development environment for building next-generation wireless designs.

"As a member of the SH-Mobile Consortium, Accelerated Technology will help us in our goal to provide support for the hardware, software and mobile phone terminal developers to support the growing SH-Mobile ecosystem," said Ikuya Kawasaki, department manager of SOC Design Dept.6, SOC Div., MCU&SOC Business Unit at Renesas Technology.

"We are pleased to accept Renesas' invitation to join the SH-Mobile Consortium," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. "Our membership shows our commitment to providing embedded developers a complete and competitive RTOS solution for wireless platforms."

Pricing and Availability
The Nucleus embedded software is sold with source code and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus software begin at $12,495 US. For more information, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853 or

SH-Mobile Consortium Web page:

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 3,700 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:

Accelerated Technology, Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics
Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By providing embedded systems developers with a focus on service, well-documented source code and industry-leading non-royalty-based Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) software, AT's RTOS software shortens time-to-market and provides a complete solution for engineers. For more information, please visit or email us at

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