Cadence To Support 64-Bit Linux Computing Platforms Based On AMD64 Processors
Cadence Continues to Provide Customers with Increased Capacity to Tackle Industry’s Most Sophisticated Designs
SAN JOSE, Calif --
Cadence Design Systems, Inc (NYSE/NSDQ: CDN) today announced it will release key products of the Cadence® Encounter™ digital IC design platform on the AMD64 processor-based systems running 64-bit Linux. The move – a response to customer demand -- will offer customers the increased capacity and high performance needed to implement complex, system-on-chip (SoC) designs and is part of the company’s strategy to provide a wide range of options and operating systems to meet customers’ design needs.
“The Cadence Encounter-AMD Opteron processor combination gives a technical advantage to the demanding EDA engineering community who are designing extremely complex silicon products,” said Ben Williams, director, server/workstation business segment, AMD’s Microprocessor Business Unit. “Cadence solutions ported to AMD Opteron™ processor-based systems help address the increasing design computing capacity and performance needs of our joint customers.”
By providing customers with a completely interoperable design solution through hardware, operating system and design software, Cadence customers receive significant acceleration of chip design time, leading to improved time to market. Cadence customers can choose from a wider array of options with the foremost design solutions available to achieve the best price and performance for their individual design needs.
“Porting to the AMD Opteron processor-based systems is a natural fit for Cadence. We already have customers taping out designs with 50 to 100 million gates. Porting to AMD64 technology offers tremendous advantages to our customers who want a quicker design time, more capacity, and increased performance for their high-end chips The AMD team is helping our engineers achieve this port, and we are excited with these results and with our continued relationship with AMD,” said Lavi Lev, executive vice president and general manager of the Cadence Implementation Division. “Cadence is committed to giving our customers the optimal range of design choices with the best available design solutions.”
The Cadence Encounter platform will have Linux-based products porting to AMD Opteron in Q1 2004. The Cadence Incisive™ functional verification and Virtuoso® custom design platforms will also have Linux-based products porting to AMD Opteron in 2004.
Cadence is the largest supplier of electronic design technologies, methodology services, and design services. Cadence solutions are used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking and telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and a variety of other electronics based products. With approximately 4,800 employees and 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ under the symbol CDN. More information about the company, its products and services is available at www.cadence.com.
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