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Cadence Announces Comprehensive SOI Design Hub

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SAN JOSE, CA – June 09, 2010 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced the Cadence SOI Design Hub, a new Web portal that lowers the barriers to adopting silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology through comprehensive silicon-proven design enablement solutions and services. The SOI Design Hub is aimed at reducing SOI adoption start-up costs, cutting time to market for SOI intellectual property (IP), and improving design quality.

Cadence has been working with IBM, the leading SOI foundry, and with ARM to deliver methodologies, reference flows, IP access and services for SOI design. This includes the recent delivery of a 45-nanometer SOI SerDes receiver. Cadence also recently announced a joint development agreement with IBM to develop complex IP, including SOI designs, as part of the Cadence open integration platform. Forty-five-nanometer SOI technology offers up to 30 percent performance improvement or 40 percent power reduction when compared to the industry-standard bulk CMOS technology.

The Cadence open integration platform is a key component of the EDA360 vision, which, among other things, helps integrators close the profitability gap by providing new capabilities for IP creation, selection and integration.

Through the SOI Design Hub, Cadence now offers three new solutions: An SOI IP porting service, where Cadence Services migrates analog, digital, and mixed-signal IP blocks to an SOI process technology, and delivers a self-contained macro that will integrate smoothly with the target design environment; turnkey design services, where customers can outsource any aspect of their design to the SOI design-experienced Cadence team; and a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering with a complete do-it-yourself IP porting environment that provides access to a production-proven Cadence design environment within a secure IT infrastructure.

"This innovative offering by Cadence provides a range of new options for companies to leverage the power efficiency and integration benefits of SOI technology in their products," said Horacio Mendez, executive director of the SOI Industry Consortium. "The SOI Design Hub is a significant addition to the SOI design chain for the electronics industry."

The hub can be found at

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