Cadence to Launch CDNLive! User Conference in Munich

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, announced that the first of seven worldwide CDNLive! User Conferences will be held at the Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel on May 14-16, 2007. Along with keynote presentations by Mike Fister, president and CEO of Cadence, and René Penning de Vries, senior vice president and chief technology officer for NXP Semiconductors, the second annual CDNLive! EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) User Conference features a variety of opportunities for design engineering experts to strengthen business relationships, share techniques and best practices, and discover holistic solutions to emerging design challenges. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Connect’, which emphasizes the networking and information-sharing value of the annual event.

“The goal of the Cadence Designer Network and CDNLive! is to deliver a compelling conference program, rich in technical content which provides the opportunity for customers to connect and share personal experiences and expertise with peers and Cadence developers,” said Sean Redmond, vice president for EMEA at Cadence. “It is a great place for our technology users to learn new approaches and to develop innovative strategies and tactics to meet their individual design challenges.”

More than 3,400 Cadence users are expected to participate in the CDNLive! User Conferences worldwide this year, an increase of 15 percent over last year. The lineup of CDNLive! User Conferences throughout 2007 also includes events in Shanghai (July), Tokyo (July 12-13), San Jose (Sept.10-12), Bangalore (Oct. 11-12), Tel Aviv (Nov. 5) and Hsin-Chu, Taiwan (Nov. 13).

At CDNLive! users learn about the latest insights on complex electronic design automation issues, solutions to address the anticipated IC design challenges of tomorrow as well as practical techniques and tips from other users, power users, domain experts and Cadence technologists to further their design skills.

The CDNLive! User Conferences may include presentations on product roadmaps and strategies from leaders in the worldwide electronics industry. Attendees will also have plenty of opportunity for interactive dialog with the Cadence experts who develop the breakthrough solutions designers rely on. Or, they can attend the many original presentations of user-authored technical papers on state-of-the-art semiconductor design techniques and best practices. Other highlights of the events include a rich array of interactive ‘techtorials’ for all areas of analog and digital design, implementation and verification, packaging and board design, as well as multiple panels and forums. At some locations, a Designer Expo featuring exhibits from more than 20 companies that engage in joint development projects with Cadence, will be held in parallel with the conference’s technical events.

Hundreds of unique user-authored papers have been submitted for review and presentation at CDNLive! User Conferences in 2007. More than 60 technical papers have been selected for presentation at the CDNLive! EMEA User Conference alone. Closing dates for the Call for Papers vary by location. To register for the Munich conference and to get additional information on the event, including the complete schedule, please go online.

“The CDNLive! User Conferences are an essential event for anyone in the electronic design community in EMEA and around the world. It provides a unique opportunity for sharing knowledge with top designers and executives alike,” said Alexander Duesener, EMEA marketing director at Cadence. “Feedback following last year’s event was overwhelmingly positive and we are set for another exciting lineup of high-profile industry speakers and presentations this year.”

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Cadence enables global electronic-design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence(R) software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2006 revenues of approximately $1.5 billion, and has approximately 5,200 employees. 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.

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