Fujitsu Laboratories Selects Mentor's A-XGMAC 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC

5/20/2004 - Mentor Graphics Corp. (Nasdaq: MENT) announced the licensing of its A-XGMACTM 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Access Controller (MAC) by Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc. (FLA). Mentor Graphics is a leading provider of communications intellectual property (IP), and its Ethernet MAC products are the building blocks for system-on-chip (SoC) designs used in today's highly integrated communications and networking systems. 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology enables the high data-transfer rates, up to 10Gbps, required for bandwidth-intensive broadband allocations.

"We are at the forefront of development and investment in communications and networking products leveraging the bandwidth capabilities of 10 Gigabit Ethernet technology," said Akira Hattori, vice president of Advanced Interconnect Technology of Fujitsu Laboratories of America. "We selected Mentor Graphics as our 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC provider because of its history and reputation for delivering proven, reusable IP solutions and its commitment to industry standards and certification."

Recently, Fujitsu Microelectronics America and Fujitsu Laboratories of America announced the industry's first single-chip 10Gbps Ethernet Switch IC, which enables designers to develop compact and cost-effective switches that deliver maximum performance. The Mentor Graphics® 10Gbps Ethernet MAC enables enhanced functionality for this switch IC, performing quality packet transmission and reception. The Ethernet MAC supports the IEEE 802.3ae standard and includes test benches to ensure correct operation when run on different simulator software and platforms for quality assurance.

"Fujitsu Laboratories of America has adopted Mentor Graphics cores to take advantage of our proven track record of successful silicon implementations," said Michael Kaskowitz, general manager, Intellectual Property Division, Mentor Graphics. "Customers leverage our extensive knowledge of the standard and our compliance experience to reduce their risk of failure. We will continue to lead the development of standards-based communication IP cores, with 10Gbps Ethernet as a critical focus."

The Mentor Graphics A-XGMAC 10 Gigabit Ethernet MAC Soft Core
The major product features include:

All Mentor Graphics IP cores are delivered to the highest quality standards. The A-XGMAC 10Gbps Ethernet MAC is available in Verilog source code, with full testbench and documentation. For more information on Mentor Graphics IP cores, please visit:

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation 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:

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