Cadence Mixed-Signal Design Product Wins Prestigious ACE Award in China

Engineers Select Cadence Virtuoso AMS Designer as Best EDA Product

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SHENZHEN, CHINA--(Marketwire -03/12/12)- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS - News), a leader in global electronic design innovation, has won the prestigious 2012 EE Times-China's ACE Award for its Cadence® Virtuoso® AMS Designer product, used to help produce the types of mixed-signal SoCs used in today's mobile devices. After customer voting, the Virtuoso AMS Designer was chosen in the category of best electronic design automation (EDA) product.

EE Times-China, part of the UBM Electronics chain of trade publications, presented Cadence with the award during the engineering publication's annual conference in Shenzhen. In the United States, Cadence has also been named a finalist for 2012 UBM Electronics ACE Awards in four categories: Company of the Year, Executive of the Year for Cadence President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan, Ultimate Product leadership in software for the Cadence Virtual System Platform, and Ultimate Product leadership in SoCs for the Cadence Wide I/O Memory Controller Design IP.

"This recognition from EE Times-China is particularly meaningful to Cadence, and for two key reasons," said Tom Beckley, senior vice president of research and development with the Silicon Realization Group at Cadence. "First, mixed-signal design is central to the modern mobile world; it's an area where Cadence has been heavily focused. Second, China is playing an ever-growing role in high technology, and it is a key market for us. We appreciate this support from the Chinese engineers, who have used the Virtuoso AMS Designer to design remarkably complex and innovative chips that contribute greatly to advancements in high-tech products."

Cadence Virtuoso AMS Designer is a mixed-signal simulation solution for the design and verification of analog, RF, memory, and mixed-signal SoCs. It is integrated with the Virtuoso full-custom environment for mixed-signal design and verification.

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at www.cadence.com.

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For more information, please contact:
Dean Solov
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
408-944-7226
dsolov@cadence.com

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