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IMS CHIPS Standardizes on Cadence Silicon Realization Product Line for Advanced Gate Array Design

February 23, 2011

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that IMS CHIPS has adopted Cadence® Silicon Realization technologies for its special mixed-signal gate array technology. IMS CHIPS plans to deploy Cadence end-to-end Virtuoso® custom and Encounter® digital technologies for its commercial research business in areas such as advanced silicon technology, customer-specific circuits, nanopatterning and image sensor technology.

IMS CHIPS supports small- and medium-sized companies in Germany with the development, manufacturing and application of microelectronic systems. At the same time, the Stuttgart-based institute is a respected research partner for innovative technologies and collaborates with international leading semiconductor companies and suppliers. An important consideration for IMS CHIPS was to establish and build an industry-leading, end-to-end design flow from a single source that would provide compatibility with its customers and foundries and could offer a comprehensive approach from initial design development to simulation, all the way to tape-out. Another important factor in the decision to standardize on Cadence Silicon Realization technologies was the ability to address complex routing requirements using only two layers of interconnects - a challenge that most existing and new routers on the market are not able to handle.

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