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Cadence Palladium XP Platform Chosen by Mellanox Technologies to Shorten Development Time of Interconnect Products

Cadence Palladium XP Platform Enables Mellanox to Accelerate System Integration by Effectively Accelerating Hardware and Software Integration

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - August 29, 2013) - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Mellanox Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has selected the Cadence® Palladium® XP Verification Computing Platform for the development of its leading-edge server and storage products. By allowing hardware and software system integration prior to silicon availability, the Palladium XP platform improved the time to market for Mellanox by three months.

"Mellanox chose Cadence's Palladium XP platform with PCI Express 3.0 and Ethernet SpeedBridge® solutions to effectively accelerate our hardware and software integration while improving quality and performance metrics," said Roni Ashuri, senior vice president of engineering at Mellanox. "With the Palladium XP platform, we were able to speed up deployment of our interconnect products and achieve faster time to market."

"Mellanox is an important new Palladium XP platform customer for Cadence, and we are collaborating with its design team on the development and verification of their ASICs and SoCs," said Christopher Tice, corporate vice president, Hardware System Verification, System and Verification Group. "The market-leading FullVision debug technology in the Palladium solution dramatically enhances customers' ability to both increase verification productivity and accelerate time to market. The ability to integrate hardware and software and to debug at speed is one of the reasons companies like Mellanox are consistently turning to the Palladium XP platform."

The cornerstone of the Cadence System Development Suite, the Palladium XP platform is the industry's first high-performance, special-purpose verification computing platform that unifies best-in-class simulation acceleration and emulation capabilities in a single environment. With its hot-swap technology with the Cadence Incisive® platform, the Palladium XP platform delivers unparalleled productivity as users can transition among simulation, simulation acceleration and emulation environments at runtime without re-compilation. The Palladium XP platform offers systems and semiconductor companies flexible new use models that accelerate verification and hardware-software integration, helping to assure on-time delivery of high-quality products to the market.

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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