San Jose--Aug. 30, 1999--Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (San Jose) announcedthe new PCB Systems Division formed by the merger of OrCAD, Inc. withthe Cadence printed-circuit board (PCB) software business, completedless than a month ago.
The Cadence PCB Systems Division is headed by Mike Bosworth, former CEO of OrCAD. It serves its customer base for PCB design software and serviceswith a unique line-up of three distinct product series targeting thehigh-end, mainstream (ready-to-use), and shrink-wrap segments.
The new division's first deliverables also include new productconfigurations and pricing programs designed to reshape theready-to-use and shrink-wrap PCB market segments.
The Cadence PCB Systems Division has combined the existingCadence and OrCAD products into enhanced PCB flows that comprise asuite of ready-to-use tool suites. These suites are designedto boost productivity and address customers' ease-of-use andemerging-technology requirements.
The Cadence PCB Expert Series serves high-end, power users, giving them additional capability by integrating the existing Cadence product flow (Concept HDL design entry, Allegro expert layout, Specctra router and Specctraquest interconnect designer) with two key pieces of OrCAD technology: Pspice, and optionally, OrCAD Capture CIS (Component Information System). Basic configurations in the PCB Expert Series begin at $10,000.
The Cadence PCB Studio Series includes PCB design studio (formerly Allegro Studio), which combines Allegro PCB layout with Specctra, library management software, and the customer's choice of Concept HDL or OrCAD Capture CIS. In addition, Pspice A/D Basics will be bundled in. For high-speed PCB designs that require signal integrity analysis, Specctraquest signal explorer (formerly Allegro Studio signal explorer) is available as an option. Finally, a new tool suite aimed at FPGA designers will be announced soon, rounding out the PCB Studio Series as a complete design solution for the mainstream user. PCB design studio will maintain its software price at $9,995.
The OrCAD Series features the OrCAD products that designers in the PCB shrink-wrap market have come to depend on--OrCAD Capture, OrCAD Layout, and Pspice. The Specctra router is now an integrated part of this product flow. Pricing for products in the OrCAD Series begins at $1,495.
The Cadence PCB Expert Series, Cadence PCB Studio Series, andOrCAD Series are immediately available worldwide. The PCB ExpertSeries is supported on Windows NT and Unix-based workstations, the PCBStudio Series on Windows NT, and the OrCAD Series on Windows andWindows NT.
The new Millennia Suites and other product pricing programs areavailable now in North America, with worldwide availability expectedlater this year. Prices in North America are effective throughDecember 31, 1999.
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