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TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Approves Mentor Graphics Volcano™ VSTAR AUTOSAR Stack for Deployment in Toyota Vehicles

WILSONVILLE, Ore., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION has approved its Volcano™ VSTAR AUTOSAR basic software stack for use in all Toyota vehicles. With this approval, global Tier 1 automotive suppliers can now leverage Mentor's fast, resource-efficient AUTOSAR stack for the design and development of advanced Electronic Control Units (ECUs) in next-generation Toyota models.

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Supported by Volcano VSx™ design tools across the development cycle, Mentor's Volcano VSTAR software stack provides scalable AUTOSAR 4 middleware which abstracts the application from the hardware-dependent layer for the rapid development of highly differentiated end-products.

"Toyota's approval of our advanced Volcano™ VSTAR AUTOSAR software reinforces Mentor's broad acceptance and expanding adoption among the world's most prestigious and demanding automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers," said Rainer Oder, General Manager for Mentor Graphics' Automotive Business Unit. "Fueled by innovative technologies and proven systems engineering expertise, Mentor's footprint in global automotive markets continues to expand at a rapid pace."

A longtime premium partner of the AUTOSAR development partnership, Mentor has a well-established track record of promoting AUTOSAR as the premier open standard for automotive electronics engineering. Designed to optimize re-use and transferability of ECU design assets, AUTOSAR allows automotive engineers and suppliers of ECUs to achieve modularity and scalability of software with standardized interfaces, improving the ability to handle high-complexity designs.  

About Mentor Automotive
Mentor Automotive has built a reputation for solving the most complex design challenges earlier, more efficiently and with less program risk. Our solutions span software, hardware, integration, connectivity and compliance and are used by nearly every major automotive OEM and Tier 1 supplier. Mentor Automotive focuses in four key areas of the industry:

  • Connectivity - connecting car, driver & the external world
  • Autonomous - autonomous driving & driver assist systems
  • Electrification - electric vehicles & supporting technology
  • Architecture - EE architecture & system implementation

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design and manufacturing solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of approximately $1.18 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. Website: http://www.mentor.com/.

Mentor Graphics, Mentor and Volcano are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, please contact:
Jack Taylor
Mentor Graphics
512.560.7143
[email protected]   

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