CEITEC Selects Tools from Cadence Design Systems

CEITEC S.A. announced that the company has formed an alliance with Cadence® Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the global leader in EDA360, under which the Brazilian chipmaker will use a broad selection of Cadence electronic design automation (EDA) products and services to design semiconductors.

“This agreement is a significant step for both Cadence and CEITEC S.A.,” said Neil Zaman, vice president worldwide strategic sales, Cadence. “Brazil is a recognized global hot spot for technology growth, and we welcome the opportunity to help the founder and leader of Latin America’s semiconductor industry overcome technical and economic hurdles.”

“The agreement will allow CEITEC S.A. to advance its efforts in manufacturing chips for such key-growth applications as radio-frequency identification (RFID), wireless communication and digital media, said Eduard R. Weichselbaumer, the company’s CEO. “We are delighted to team up with Cadence and utilize its world-class EDA solutions.”

Cadence technologies play an essential role in developing today’s highly complex integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, and electronics systems which form the foundation of consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has locations throughout the world.

CEITEC S.A.’s goal it to create state-of-the-art semiconductor products for high-volume markets that will be consumed in Latin America as well as exported to global markets. CEITEC S.A will accelerate the growth of Latin America’s electronics industry by leveraging Brazil’s regional influence, leadership and economic strength.

CEITEC S.A. is a Brazilian company focused in the development and production of application-specific standard products (ASSPs) for the RFID, wireless communications and digital multimedia market segments. The company’s design center, located in Porto Alegre, will develop chips that perform a strategic role in Brazil’s microelectronics industry. The company’s adjoining factory, now in the final stages of assembly and certification, is the first and only facility of its kind in Latin America to produce chips. CEITEC S.A. has a mission to place Brazil among the world leaders in advanced microelectronics.