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Cadence Announces First Commercially Available Design IP and Verification IP for Mobile PCI Express
First-of-Their-Kind IP Products Speed Development of Next-Generation Mobile Devices, Combining PC-Class Performance with Extended Battery Life

SAN JOSE, Calif., 07 Mar 2013

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, today introduced the first commercially available design IP (IP) and verification IP (VIP) supporting the new Mobile PCI Express® (M-PCIe™) specification, which enables today’s leading innovators to develop products with both PC-class performance and extended battery life.

“M-PCIe helps boost mobile device performance by delivering best-in-class, highly scalable I/O functionality, enabling the migration of business apps to smartphones and tablets as they take on the role of primary computing devices,” said Al Yanes, chairman and president, PCI-SIG. “We are delighted that Cadence is enabling SoC developers to rapidly adopt M-PCIe by delivering IP and VIP products supporting this standard.”

The new Cadence® M-PCIe IP and VIP solution enables the PCI Express architecture to operate over the MIPI® M-PHY® physical layer technology, extending the benefits of the PCIe® I/O standard to low-power mobile devices including thin laptops, tablets and smartphones. Teaming the benefits of the PCI Express standard with the leading mobile physical interface (M-PHY) is expected to enable greater innovation in mobile devices as technology developed for the wired world is migrated to mobile platforms.

“Mobile PCI Express is foundational to developing the next generation of mobile devices,” said Martin Lund, senior vice president, SoC Realization Group, Cadence. “By providing the IP and VIP supporting the newly minted specifications, customers can now get their cool, new products to market much faster.”

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. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at www.cadence.com.

For more information, please contact:
Dean Solov
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
408-944-7226
dsolov@cadence.com


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