Cadence Encounter Platform Now Available on 64-Bit Intel Xeon Processor-Based Systems; Latest Encounter Synthesis and Physical Implementation Meets Customer Demand by Targeting High-End Applications

ANAHEIM, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 13, 2005— Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN) (Nasdaq: CDN) announced today it has ported the popular Cadence(R) Encounter(TM) digital IC design platform onto 64-bit Intel(R) Xeon(TM) processor-based systems with Linux to deliver higher performance and increased capacity for large designs.

The latest releases of Encounter RTL Compiler synthesis and SoC Encounter Global Physical Synthesis (GPS) RTL-to-GDSII system, now includes support for this port, as well as other feature enhancements. The Intel Xeon processor is compatible with 32 and 64-bit designs and ensures a flexible, consistent and scalable computing and design environment.

"We are excited to see the support of the Cadence Encounter platform for 64-bit Intel Xeon processor-based systems delivering world-class computing performance," said Guru Bhatia, IT engineering computing director, Intel Corp. "We continue to work closely with Cadence to deliver optimum performance of their applications on Intel Computing platforms."

"Our leading-edge system-on-chip (SoC) customers are focused on integrating vast amounts of logic into 90 and 65-nanometer silicon ahead of their competitors," said Eric Filseth, vice president of product marketing, IC Implementation for Cadence. "The combination of the Encounter platform's capabilities for complex designs and the 64-bit Intel Xeon processor's enormous performance and capacity is a natural fit for these very large-scale designs. We're pleased with the results of this ongoing relationship."

Encounter RTL Compiler and SoC Encounter GPS support for Intel's 64-bit Xeon processor-based systems are available now.

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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 and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2004 revenues of approximately $1.2 billion, and has approximately 4,700 employees. 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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