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Here's to the Next 25!

When SDA Systems and ECAD joined in 1988 to form Cadence, it was the start of something special. Over the years, the company has paved a path of design innovation. Design engineers around the world use Cadence® tool platforms such as Virtuoso®, Palladium®, Allegro®, Encounter®, and Incisive® to create the unique electronic products that we all use every day. Fueled by application-driven design in the mobile, cloud, and connectivity era, our design technology includes EDA tools—both hardware and software—plus intellectual property (IP) and services.

Now, as Cadence celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2013, let’s not only reflect on milestones achieved but also look ahead to what’s possible in the next quarter-century.

Cadence employees around the globe celebrate the company's quarter-century milestone... and are excited to create new design solutions for advanced electronics products.

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25th Anniversary: Innovation Evolution Through One Customer's Eyes
One Customer's Look at Innovation Rainer Holzhaider of ams AG, a longtime Cadence customer, talks about mobility, 3D integration, optical computing, and other new technologies. Read blog »
25 Key Milestones
When a company has been around for a quarter century, that company can assemble an impressive list of accomplishments. Blogger Richard Goering highlights 25 key Cadence contributions. Read blog »
EDA in the 1980s—the “Dazzling Decade” of Electronic Design Automation
The ‘80s was more than Brit pop and fuzzy legwarmers—it was also the “dazzling decade” of EDA. Richard Goering tells you why.
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Jim Hogan Talks EDA History
“Cadence has never lacked for esprit de corps,” says tech investor Jim Hogan. Blogger Brian Fuller takes a walk through Cadence history, with Hogan sharing insights by his side. Read blog »
Reflections from a Cadence Founder
Richard Goering previews his video interview with Cadence founder Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, who shares insights on the industry and the next 25 years in EDA. Read blog »
How Tensilica Acquisition Changes SoC Design
Over the years, Cadence has steadily grown its IP portfolio and is currently a market leader in verification IP. The company’s recent acquisition of Tensilica, a leader in dataplane processing IP, represents much more than continued expansion of Cadence’s IP reach. Richard Goering explains how this move can change system-on-chip (SoC) design. Read blog »
Then, Now and the Road Ahead
Do you remember when Steve Jobs was showing off his first NeXT Computer and the cost per megabyte (in adjusted dollars) was $58? Starting from 1988, Brian Fuller revisits the last 25 years of technology innovation. Read blog »