Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Selects Cadence Mixed-Signal Design Solution

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 13, 2009 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global design innovation, announced today that Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation has selected the integrated Cadence® Virtuoso® Custom IC and Encounter® Digital Implementation System (EDI System) technology as its mixed-signal design environment.

"The integrated Cadence Virtuoso and EDI System environment has proven that it could deliver high-quality mixed-signal designs in a shorter design cycle," said Tomoji Takada, general manager of LSI solution division I at Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation. "Our evaluation found that we could reduce area and design time through the seamless integration of analog and digital design functions versus competitive offerings."

Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) delivers large-scale mixed-signal designs to a variety of markets, including LCD drivers, RF-CMOS for mobile communications and automotive devices for EPS (Electric Power Steering). The combined Virtuoso and EDI System environment provides a complete RTL-to-GDSII solution designed specifically for the needs of mixed-signal designers. It delivers a fully integrated and automated mixed-signal design environment including synthesis, design planning, placement, clock-tree synthesis, timing optimization, routing, ECOs, and final signoff.

In its adoption, Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) noted in particular the superior performance of place-and-route and ease of use to analyze its result for implementing both pure digital and hierarchical mixed-signal domains. Integration of the Virtuoso custom IC design environment with the EDI System provides a significant flow and methodology advantage for hierarchical A/D floorplanning, routing, electrical analysis, ECOs, and final chip finishing.

"Cadence has been working with and providing solutions to mixed-signal designers for nearly 20 years, and the depth and breadth of this experience allows us to provide differentiated design solutions," said Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, senior vice president of research and development for the implementation group at Cadence. "This solution brings together the best elements of Virtuoso-based custom design and Encounter-based digital design to provide a single unified, easy-to-use flow and environment for mixed signal semiconductor development."

Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) will be discussing the successful evaluation that was completed with the Cadence mixed signal design environment in greater detail at the Cadence DA SHOW/CDNLive! Japan 2009 user event taking place on July 16-17, 2009 at Meiji-Kinenkan in Tokyo, Japan.

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