September 22, 2009 16:05 ET

Linear Technology Adopts Broad Range of Cadence Mixed Signal Design Technology

Seamless Integration Enhances Productivity, Reduces Total Cycle Time

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 22, 2009) - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Linear Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of high performance analog integrated circuits for communications, computer, automotive, and industrial companies worldwide, has adopted a broad range of Cadence Design Systems technologies as an integrated design flow. The new flow is expected to provide improved analog and mixed signal simulation and layout capabilities for faster design time and higher accuracy.

"Linear Technology requires accurate design tools across diverse custom design flows," said Chris Mann, Director of Satellite Design Centers at Linear Technology. "Cadence's demonstrated ability in helping our designers solve these tough challenges made them a preferred choice for us."

Key components of the integrated flow include Cadence's Virtuoso® Analog Design Environment, Virtuoso AMS Designer Simulator, Virtuoso Multi-Mode Simulation, Assura® Design Rule Checker, Assura Layout vs. Schematic Verifier, and QRC Extraction.

"Cadence continues to deliver the most advanced electronic design capabilities from architectural levels right down through mixed signal design, implementation and signoff, all of which enables our customers to achieve predictable, accurate, efficient market introductions," said Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, senior vice president of the Implementation Products Group at Cadence. "We're confident that we have provided Linear with the best end-to-end solution for mixed signal design."

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