Dr. Walden C. Rhines

Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mentor Graphics Corporation
WALDEN C. RHINES is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mentor Graphics, a leader in worldwide electronic design automation with revenue of $914 million in 2010. During his tenure at Mentor Graphics, revenue has nearly tripled and Mentor has grown the industryís number one market share solutions in four of the ten largest product segments of the EDA industry.

Prior to joining Mentor Graphics, Rhines was Executive Vice President of Texas Instrumentsí Semiconductor Group, sharing responsibility for TIís Components Sector, and having direct responsibility for the entire semiconductor business with more than $5 billion of revenue and over 30,000 people.

During his 21 years at TI, Rhines managed TIís thrust into digital signal processing and supervised that business from inception with the TMS 320 family of DSPís through growth to become a cornerstone of TIís semiconductor technology. He also supervised the development of the first TI speech synthesis devices (used in ďSpeak & SpellĒ) and is co-inventor of the GaN blue-violet light emitting diode (now important for low power lighting and DVD players). He was President of TIís Data Systems Group and held numerous semiconductor executive management positions.

Rhines is currently in his fourth term as Chairman of the Electronic Design Automation Consortium. He is also a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation and First Growth Family & Children Charities. He has previously served as chairman of the Semiconductor Technical Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce, as an executive committee member of the board of directors of the Corporation for Open Systems and as a board member of the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers' Association (CBEMA), SEMI-Sematech/SISA, Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC), University of Michigan National Advisory Council, Lewis and Clark College and SEMATECH.

Dr. Rhines holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University, a master of business administration from Southern Methodist University and an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree from Nottingham Trent University.

MENTOR GRAPHICS (NASDAQ: MENT) is a leading supplier of products and services used by companies worldwide in the design of the electronic content of their products. We are unique in providing solutions for both the hardware components (the chips and boards) and the software components (the embedded operating systems and applications/drivers that control the product's operation). Our strength lies in helping customers design leading-edge products for fast-paced markets (e.g. wireless communications, and internet network servers) with shorter product development cycles and minimal technology risk. In essence, we help our customers build better electronic products, sooner -- improving their profit potential.

Founded in 1981 and headquartered in Wilsonville, OR, with over 70 offices and approximately 4,700 employees worldwide, Mentor Graphics reported revenue in the last 12 months at about $900 million.
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