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Cadence U.S. Patents Top 1,000


Two Decades of Design Innovation Make Cadence the Patent Leader in EDA

SAN JOSE, Calif., Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced it has received its 1000th U.S. patent, carrying forward a tradition of innovation that began with the formation of the company in 1988. The company holds in excess of 1,200 patents worldwide. As one of the world’s leading EDA companies, Cadence leverages exceptional internal engineering prowess and exploits the brain trust of some of the industry’s most innovative companies through acquisitions to pioneer game-changing approaches.

“As the patent leader in the EDA market, Cadence embodies an inventive spirit that has led to many advancements in semiconductor and system design,” said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer at Cadence. “This inventive spirit enables us to deliver on the EDA360 vision outlined last year, which advocates an application-driven approach to electronics design. We constantly challenge the industry and ourselves to think outside the box, and our patent history proves our ability to rise to the challenge.”

In many cases, Cadence patents have formed the foundation for design practices that have been adopted by the EDA industry as a whole to overcome some of the industry’s most complex design challenges. Cadence holds key patents in the areas of formal verification, analog and mixed-signal simulation, custom design environments and more.

About Cadence
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, hardware, IP and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. 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. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at


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