San Jose--May 25, 1998--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose)announced the expansion of its design services organization to include oneof the electronic industry's largest independent embedded software designteams. Cadence now offers embedded software design servicesto system and semiconductor companies creating complete systems-on-a-chip,and a variety of consumer and industrial electronic products.
The small, independent firms that have historically served the embeddedsoftware industry now face the same challenges astheir customers: They must acquire expertise in multiple applicationdomains, processor/operating system combinations, and new programming languages.Cadence plans to address this talent shortage with more than 100 embedded softwareengineers who possess expertise inmultiple applications, processors and operating systems, having designedproducts for:
Wireless Communications: digital and analog cellular telephones, cordlesstelephones, data terminals, pagers, wireless local loop, defense andaerospace communications equipment;
Wired Communications: cable modem, pay telephones, data communications equipment for diverse protocols, and general network routers and switches;
Multimedia: digital imaging, set-top box, digital TV;
Other: Automotive and industrial controls, satellite and underwater tracking.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. San Jose, CA (408) 943-1234 www.cadence.com
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