Mentor Graphics appoints Vice President for Embedded Technologies

Mentor Graphics today announced the appointment of Glenn Perry to the role of vice president of the company’s Embedded Systems Division. The Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics.

“We believe there is great potential for us to grow in the embedded market,” said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics.  “To that end we have been making strategic investments, and placing this expanded division under a vice president reflects the increased opportunities we are seeing.”

Perry was formerly the general manager of the division.  Prior to that, he was general manager of the company’s ESL/HDL Design business unit. He joined Mentor Graphics in 1999 as the engineering director for system-level simulation tools, bringing 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, focused in the simulation and analysis of systems and IC design. Prior to Mentor, Perry held engineering and management positions at Analogy (now Synopsys), Harris Semiconductor, Sandia National Laboratories, and the United States Air Force Weapons Laboratory. Perry studied electrical engineering in the USAF and at the University of New Mexico.

“Glenn has recruited and built a team of embedded industry experts,” said Gregory K. Hinckley, president of Mentor Graphics.  “Their expertise and his strong direction have enabled the company to become a leading embedded software supplier, and we look forward to continued growth in this space.”

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