Cadence Announces CDNLive! EMEA User Conferences

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, announced details of the first of its five worldwide user conferences to take place in 2008 — the CDNLive! EMEA conference, to be held April 28 – 30 in Munich, Germany. In its third year, the CDNLive! EMEA conference (Europe, Middle East and Africa) will host keynote presentations by Mike Fister, president and CEO of Cadence, and Prof. Dr. Mario Theissen, director with BMW Motorsport. The conference, sponsored by the Cadence Designer Network, brings together electronics designers and engineers that use Cadence technologies and services to discuss and learn more about the latest solutions and best practices for addressing today’s design challenges.

Hundreds of unique user-authored papers addressing all aspects of logic design, verification, implementation, custom design, package design, and PCB design were submitted for review and presentation at CDNLive! in Munich. More than 60 technical papers were selected for inclusion in the final agenda.

“The idea behind CDNLive! and the Cadence Designer Network is to offer a conference that gives customers the opportunity to exchange personal experiences with other users and Cadence developers alongside a comprehensive technical program,” Alexander Duesener, Cadence group marketing director EMEA, said. “CDNLive! is the ideal platform for the users of our technologies to immerse themselves in new approaches and learn about innovative strategies and tactics to help solve design challenges.”

An additional highlight of this year’s conference is the announcement of the winners of the student design contest, which was introduced at last year’s CDNLive! EMEA. More than 15 international teams submitted their innovative design projects, and the five finalists were invited to present their projects in front of a jury of university professors and Cadence employees. The winning team will be announced during the conference.

Furthermore, conference attendees are invited to visit over 15 companies and explore new solutions that were developed jointly with Cadence at an exhibition accompanying the event.

The CDNLive! conferences are annual events and are held worldwide. The conference in Munich will be followed by ones in Beijing (July 15), Tokyo (July 17-18), San Jose (Sept. 9-11), and Bangalore (Oct. 16-17).

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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 software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2007 revenues of approximately $1.6 billion, and has approximately 5,300 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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