Cadence Design Systems Appoints John Bruggeman as Chief Marketing Officer

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Aug 27, 2009 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced the appointment of John Bruggeman as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. He reports directly to Cadence president and chief executive officer Lip-Bu Tan.

"John's creative, strategic thinking, his track record of strong marketing execution, and his ability to successfully champion growth opportunities make him superbly qualified for this position," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer at Cadence. "I am extremely pleased to have him join our executive management team and lead our global marketing organization." Bruggeman is responsible for the company's worldwide marketing strategy and integrated market initiatives, including its corporate marketing, strategic marketing and product marketing activities.

"Cadence is in an excellent position to dramatically improve global design productivity through its innovative solutions," said Bruggeman. "Semiconductor and systems design companies are increasingly looking to Cadence as a trusted partner to minimize risk, reduce design costs, and to deliver critical, long-term benefits. There is a truly compelling opportunity here and I'm excited to help accelerate the company's success."

Bruggeman most recently served as chief marketing officer at Wind River Systems, Inc., where he was responsible for the company's corporate strategy, global marketing, strategic alliances, and vertical business functions. Before joining Wind River he was vice president of marketing at Mercury Interactive, where he directed the planning and execution of the company's corporate and field marketing initiatives. Bruggeman has also held senior executive marketing positions at America Online, Netscape, and Octel Communications.

Bruggeman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in statistics and computer science from San Jose State University and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Connecticut.

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 and hardware, methodologies, 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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