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Cadence Design Systems Inc. Message Board

  • edawizzard edawizzard May 13, 2009 9:09 PM Flag

    Here's what is wrong

    CDNS is trying to be a full line EDA supplier. They have all of the product type boxes checked so they believe they can.

    The problem is that many of their products are 'me too' at best and way behind technically in the worst case. This forces CDNS to discount their entire portfolio to secure business.

    Instead, CDNS should drop digital & PCB and focus on analog design and design verification (HW and SW). They would be a smaller company but I suspect a much more profitable one.

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    • > Instead, CDNS should drop digital & PCB and focus on analog design and design verification (HW and SW).

      FYI.
      At present, PCB is the most profitable as well as innovative business for Cadence and still growing. In PCB domain, Cadence has launched a series of new innovative products in recent years.

      In terms of PCB tools market share, Cadence is neck to neck with Mentor (ignoring system level design where Cadence does not have offering).

    • I agree.

      There is some sort of institutionalized delusion inside Cadence that they are a total solution for all customers and better then their competitors across the board. This is so ingrained in the Cadence business model that only transformative change will pull them out of the tail spin. The old methods of just buying up anything and everything in the EDA space the can get their hands on won't work anymore. A) they lack the equity and business strength to do so. B) it's not what customers actually want. Time for Cadence to wisen up, get on a diet and exercise program and get lean mean and sell muscle without the fat.

      Cadence has proven the pitfalls of being a broad offering with mediocre total capability, VS being tighter, more focused and selling only really competitive products

      • 1 Reply to waywardsand
      • Here's what is wrong with Encounter/ETS -
        Cadence relies on customers to dig up bugs and file QoR CCRs rather than letting their PV or R&D teams do it. Look at ST fires in the past and present. How robust is the CPF flow? Another point: If there is a local Encounter/ETS expert driving the tools, then less Cadence AE support or SRs are required. Howwever, if the local engineer is moving from say from Astro to Encounter, then to get up to speed with workarounds/tricks/scripts/methodologies on the Encounter/ETS flow TAKES A LONG TIME EVEN WITH THEIR FOUNDATION FLOWS IN PLACE. Cadence support is also questionable and slow in comparison to, say, Synopsys for example. Why? Because they let their best people go.
        Also those left behind - are they giving 100% dedication to the company or are they just putting in the hours for food on the table?
        This is what is wrong with Cadence.
        These are the important questions for Cadence to honestly ask and answer in my opinion.

    • I agree.

      There is some sort of institutionalized delusion inside Cadence that they are a total solution for all customers and better then their competitors across the board. This is so ingrained in the Cadence business model that only transformative change will pull them out of the tail spin. The old methods of just buying up anything and everything in the EDA space they can get their hands on won't work anymore. A) they lack the equity and business strength to do so. B) it's not what customers actually want.

      Cadence behaves like a fat guy who thinks they are gold medal track star just because they say so. Time for Cadence to wisen up, get on a diet and exercise program and get lean mean and sell muscle without the fat.

      Cadence has proven the pitfalls of being a broad offering with mediocre total capability, VS being tighter, more focused and selling only really competitive products

 
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