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Thermal Measurement Expert Dr. Andras Poppe Honored with the Harvey Rosten Award For Excellence

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Dr. Andras Poppe, associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology, Department of Electron Devices, has received the Harvey Rosten Award For Excellence in the Physical Design of Electronics. Dr. Poppe received the award for his paper, “A Step Forward in Multi-domain Modeling of Power LEDs,” at the 29th annual IEEE Thermal Measurement, Modeling and Management Symposium (SemiTHERM).

Andras Poppe from Mentor Graphics (left) receiving the Harvey Rosten Award presented by Bruce Guenin ...

Andras Poppe from Mentor Graphics (left) receiving the Harvey Rosten Award presented by Bruce Guenin, chair of the JEDEC JC15 committee, during the SemiTHERM conference in San Jose, CA. (Photo: Business Wire)

The Harvey Rosten Award For Excellence has been established by the family and friends of Harvey Rosten, who was responsible for the development of the world’s first commercial general purpose computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software, and co-founder of Flomerics (now a division of Mentor Graphics Corporation). The Award commemorates Rosten's achievements in the field of thermal analysis of electronics equipment, and the thermal modeling of electronics parts and packages. The award aims to encourage innovation and excellence in these fields.

Former Harvey Rosten Award winners include scientists from Philips Semiconductors, Sun Microsystems, Infineon Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Raytheon, Villanova University, Purdue University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

“We recognize Andras Poppe for his contributions to our industry since he is a noted expert in thermal simulation and test methodologies, particularly in the LED sector,” stated Dr. Clemens Lasance, former principal scientist with Phillips Research and Harvey Rosten Award committee member. “Dr. Poppe’s research and active involvement with key industry standards bodies, such as JEDEC and CIE, have had a major impact on our industry, so we are proud to honor him today.”

Dr. Poppe’s fields of interest include thermal transient testing of packaged semiconductor devices, compact thermal modeling of semiconductor packages, characterization of LEDs and OLEDs, and electro-thermal simulation. He is an active member of the JEDEC JC15 and CIE TC2-63 and TC2-64 standardization committees. Dr. Poppe was actively involved in the development of the JEDEC JESD51-5x standards, targeting thermal characterization of power LED components, used by many LED manufacturers and LED assembly/packaging companies.

Dr. Poppe is also a product manager for the TeraLED® technology for LED testing in the Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division. The TeraLED product is used for thermal and radiometric/photometric characterization of high-power LEDs. When combined with the T3Ster thermal transient tester, the technologies provide a comprehensive, automated LED testing station. Besides Dr. Poppe’s academic interest in LED multi-domain modeling, currently he is active in development of industrial testing solutions for LEDs in his role at Mentor Graphics.

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 electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,090 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.

(Mentor Graphics and TeraLED are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.)

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