Cadence IP Portfolio and Tools to Support New TSMC Ultra-Low Power Technology Platform

Cadence to supply critical IP and tools for advanced low power mobile and consumer applications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that the company is supporting TSMC's new ultra-low power (ULP) technology platform with its extensive IP portfolio and suite of digital and custom/analog tools. The ULP technology platform spans multiple process nodes to provide several power saving options to benefit advanced low-power mobile and consumer applications.

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To enable the rapid development of designs for TSMC's ULP technology platform, Cadence is migrating key components of its IP portfolio including design IP for memories, interface and analog functions to this technology platform. Customers using Cadence Tensilica® dataplane processors can benefit from the ULP platform for a wide variety of low-power DSP applications, including imaging, always-on voice and face recognition, and baseband processing. Also supporting ULP designs, the Cadence suite of tools includes all the necessary products for digital, analog, custom and mixed-signal IC design.

"To build on the continued advancement of low power mobility and consumer applications, customers must be equipped with energy-efficient process technologies such as the ultra-low power technology platform," said Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, Design Infrastructure Marketing Division. "Cadence's support for this technology enables us to offer our mutual customers a complete ecosystem of tools and IP that can drive and accelerate innovative design developments."   

"The ULP technology platform is an important step towards solving the energy-efficiency challenge consumer electronics designers face today," stated Chi-Ping Hsu, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for EDA at Cadence. "Our early investment in this ultra-low power technology platform and our long-term partnership with TSMC enables Cadence to quickly deliver the IP and tools necessary for designing next-generation consumer electronics."

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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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