Tuxera and Mentor Graphics Partner to Add exFAT and NTFS Support for Nucleus OS; Extend Android and Linux Leadership
Brings File System Interoperability to Mentor Embedded ReadyStart Platform

SUNNYVALE, CA – November 3, 2010 – Tuxera Inc., the leading provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Android, Linux, Mac and other platforms, announced today a partnership agreement with Mentor Graphics, a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions. Tuxera also announced Tuxera exFAT and NTFS for the Mentor® Embedded ReadyStart™ Multi OS platform that runs on Nucleus® OS as well as Android and Linux. The ReadyStart platform comprises integrated software IP, tools, and services targeting specific hardware boards and SoCs.

Tuxera NTFS and exFAT offer the first-choice file system interoperability solutions for embedded designers. The partnership allows Mentor Graphics customers to use Tuxera’s mature file system technology throughout the design process with seamless platform integration, helping to minimize performance and reliability risks. Although Mentor’s Nucleus FILE product could be used for these applications, the exFAT product is ideally suited to manage extremely large files. To maximize the benefits, Tuxera also provides a comprehensive set of file system tools including format, file system check and repair. Tuxera’s solutions are widely deployed in consumer electronics, mobile, medical, aviation and automotive industries.

“We chose Tuxera for their recognized file system leadership and commitment to innovate market leading solutions for the highly competitive embedded system markets,” stated Glenn Perry, General Manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “By combining Tuxera’s file system solutions with the expansive features of Mentor Graphics Nucleus OS, Android and Linux offerings, device manufacturers can deliver the latest functionality for mass market deployment in less time and cost.”

“We see the partnership with Mentor Graphics a great match. The Nucleus OS is the world’s most popular real-time operating system and Tuxera’s NTFS and exFAT are the most popular modern interoperable file system solutions,” noted Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO. “Mentor Graphics investments and commitment on Android and Linux fit perfectly with our vision on the increasing need for commercial file system solutions for open source platforms “Mentor Graphics’ recognized operating system competence and embedded leadership solidify Tuxera’s position as the established market leader in file system interoperability.”

For the availability of Tuxera NTFS and exFAT for Nucleus OS, Android, Linux and the Mentor Embedded ReadyStart platform please contact sales@tuxera.com.

About Tuxera
Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera’s customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.

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 $800 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. To learn more, please visit www.mentor.com.

Tuxera Contact:
Mikko Valimaki


Mentor Graphics Contact:
Sonia Harrison