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: Cadence Announces Winners of CDNLive! India 2011 Best Paper Awards and Cadence India Design Contest
[October 20, 2011]

: Cadence Announces Winners of CDNLive! India 2011 Best Paper Awards and Cadence India Design Contest

Oct 20, 2011 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Cadence (NASDAQ: CDNS), today announced the winners of the Best Paper Awards at CDN Live! India 2011 and the Cadence India Design Contest.

CDN Live! India brings together Cadence® technology users, developers, and industry experts to network, share best practices on critical design and verification issues, and discover new techniques for realizing advanced silicon, SoCs, and systems. This year's program featured 40 in-depth technical presentations over five parallel tracks by companies such as AMD, Ciena, CircuitSutra Technologies, Cisco, ECAD Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, HCL Technologies, Lantiq, LSI, National Semiconductor, NVIDIA, Open-Silicon Research, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Wipro and Xilinx.

CDN Live! India 2011 featured a presentation by Dr. Charlie Huang, senior vice president of Worldwide Field Operations, Cadence. Dr Srini Rajam, chairman and CEO of Ittiam Systems, gave the keynote presentation titled "Designing Systems to Thrive in Disruptive Trends." The best paper award winners in each of the categories are: Track Paper Title Company Authors Silicon Realization -- Unified Digital Flow Silicon Realization -- Custom / Analog Flow Silicon Realization -- Functional Verification Silicon Realization -- PCB & IC Packaging Design System Realization Dr. Huang's keynote presentation, titled "Realizing EDA360," discussed how manufacturing challenges and innovation requirements are driving deeper collaborations between foundries and OEM, EDA, and IP companies. Using global economic trends as a backdrop, he showed the connections between application-driven product design, changes in the ecosystem, and new technologies from Cadence for Silicon, SoC, and System Realization. He cited several recent examples of collaboration and described several strategic programs that Cadence is working on.

Jaswinder Ahuja, corporate vice president and managing director of Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, "CDN Live! India has grown in stature over the years and is now one of the industry's premier user conferences. It provides an unmatched opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss best practices, and network among peers. This year's event has seen even greater interest, which was reflected in both the increased number of attendees and abstracts submitted." Cadence also announced the winners of the Cadence India Design Contest 2011. This is the sixth year that the contest has been held for students at universities and colleges in India and the winners represent a range of design technologies. IIT Bombay won in the Master's category for their project titled "Scalable Constant Resistance, Transconductance, Gm/C and their Applications" and IIT Kharagpur in the Bachelor's category for their paper titled "Design and Implementation of a High Speed Power Efficient Hybrid Mode Sense Amplifier for SRAM Applications." Runners-up were VIT Vellore in the Master's category for their project "An Efficient VLSI Architecture for Variable Threshold Simple Edge Preserved De-Noising Technique Algorithm with Improved Signal to Noise Ratio" and BLDEA's College of Technology, Bijapur, in the Bachelor's category for the project titled "Design and Analog VLSI Implementation of Neural Architecture." The Cadence India Design Contest The Cadence India Design Contest, launched in 2005, is an annual contest established to increase awareness and generate interest in Digital, Analog and Board design among engineering students at the bachelors and masters level. The contest gives students a platform to showcase their talent on electronic design automation technologies and is open to students in India who have access to Cadence tools and technologies through colleges and universities that subscribe to the Cadence India University Program.

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, 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.

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For more information, please contact: Madhavi Rao Cadence Design Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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