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Mark W. Adams
Mark W. Adams has served as a director of Cadence since 2015. Mr. Adams has served as president of Micron Technology, Inc., a semiconductor solutions company, since February 2012. From June 2006 to February 2012, Mr. Adams served in a number of postitions at Micron, including as Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Vice President of Digital Media. Prior to joining Micron, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Lexar Media, Inc. and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Creative Labs, Inc. Mr. Adams also serves as a director of Kids Sports Entertainment, Inc.

Susan L. Bostrom
Susan L. Bostrom has served as a director of Cadence since 2011 and also served from 2001 to 2005. Ms. Bostrom served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, World Government Affairs, of Cisco Systems Inc., a networking equipment provider, from January 2006 to January 2011. Before that, Ms. Bostrom served in a number of positions at Cisco Systems, including as Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Vice President of the Internet Business Solutions Group and Vice President of Applications and Services Marketing, from 1997 to January 2006. Ms. Bostrom also serves as a director of Marketo, Inc., Rocket Fuel Inc., ServiceNow, Inc., Varian Medical Systems, Inc., Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford and Georgetown University, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Management Board of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Dr. James D. Plummer
Dr. James D. Plummer has served as a director of Cadence since 2011. Dr. Plummer has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University since 1978, and served as Dean of the School of Engineering from 1999 to 2014. Dr. Plummer received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Dr. Plummer has published over 400 papers on silicon devices and technology, has won numerous awards for his research, and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Plummer also directed the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility from 1994 to 2000. Dr. Plummer also serves as a director of Intel Corporation.

Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Dr. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has served as a director of Cadence since 1992 and was a co-founder of SDA Systems, Inc., a predecessor of Cadence. Since 1976, Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli has been a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, where he holds the Edgar L. and Harold H. Buttner Chair of Electrical Engineering. Dr. Sangiovanni-Vincentelli was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1998 and received the Kaufman Award from the Electronic Design Automation Consortium in 2001, the IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Medal for his impact on the development of electronics and electrical engineering or related fields in 2008, the ACM/IEEE A. Richard Newton Technical Impact Award in Electronic Design Automation in 2009 and the EDAA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

George M. Scalise
George M. Scalise has served as a director of Cadence since 2011. Mr. Scalise served as President of the Semiconductor Industry Association, an association of semiconductor manufacturers and suppliers, from 1997 to 2010. Mr. Scalise served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2000 to 2005, including as Deputy Chairman from 2001 to 2003 and as Chairman from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Scalise served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.) from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Scalise also served as Senior Vice President of Planning and Development and Chief Administrative Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor company, from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Scalise served on President George W. Bush’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Scalise also served as a director of ATMI, Inc., from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Scalise currently serves as a director of Intermolecular, Inc.

As a former President of the Semiconductor Industry Association, a former board member of the Federal Reserve and a former Chief Administrative Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple Inc.), Mr. Scalise has significant semiconductor, operating and financial expertise and substantial international experience.

Dr. John B. Shoven
Chairman of the Board
Dr. John B. Shoven has served as a director of Cadence since 1992 and as Chairman of the Board since 2005. Dr. Shoven is the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and the Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Dr. Shoven has been a member of the faculty at Stanford University since 1973, serving as Chairman of the Economics Department from 1986 to 1989, director of the Center for Economic Policy Research from 1988 to 1993 and as Dean of the School of Humanities and Science from 1993 to 1998. Dr. Shoven also serves as a director of Exponent, Inc., Financial Engines, Inc. and as a member of the Mountain View Board of American Century Funds.

Roger S. Siboni
Roger S. Siboni has served as a director of Cadence since 1999. Mr. Siboni served as Chairman of the Board from 2003 to 2005, and as President and Chief Executive Officer, from 1998 to 2003, of Epiphany, Inc., a software company that provided customer relationship management solutions. Prior to joining E.piphany, Mr. Siboni spent more than 20 years at KPMG LLP, most recently as its Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Siboni also serves as a director of Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and Marketo, Inc.

Young K. Sohn
Young K. Sohn has served as a director of Cadence since 2013. Mr. Sohn has served as President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics since August 2012. Mr. Sohn also has served as a senior advisor at Silver Lake, a private investment firm, since July 2012, and as a senior advisor at Inphi Corporation, a provider of high-speed mixed signal semiconductor solutions, since February 2012. Mr. Sohn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Inphi Corporation, from August 2007 to February 2012. Prior to joining Inphi Corporation, Mr. Sohn served as president of Agilent Technologies, Inc.’s Semiconductor Group from August 2003 until his retirement in March 2005, as chief executive officer of Oak Technology, Inc. from 1999 until it was acquired by Zoran Corporation in August 2003, and in executive positions at Quantum Corporation from 1992 to 1999, including as co-president and general manager. Mr. Sohn also serves on the North American Executive Board for the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Lip-Bu Tan
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lip-Bu Tan has served as a director of Cadence since 2004 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Cadence since January 2009. In 1987, Mr. Tan founded Walden International, an international venture capital firm, and since that time has served as its Chairman. Mr. Tan also serves as a director of Ambarella, Inc., Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, and SINA Corporation.
 
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