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Media Advisory: Cadence CEO Mike Fister to Join Semiconductor Luminaries Panel at TiEcon 2006
San Jose, Calif., 11 May 2006

Mike Fister, President and Chief Executive Officer Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Semiconductor Luminaries Panel Rebirth of Semi's - Reinventing for Success

Successful semiconductor companies must constantly reinvent themselves to adjust to ever-shifting market demands and economic realities.

Mike Fister will join panelists Rich Beyer, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Intersil Corporation; Donald Macleod, President and Chief Operating Officer, National Semiconductor; Arati Prabhakar, General Partner, US Venture Partners ; and Jim Smith, General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures to discuss how their companies or investment strategies have evolved to respond to changing dynamics in the Valley and around the world. Moderator is Mark Edelstone, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley.

Saturday, May 13, 2006
11:00 am to 12 Noon

Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA (5001 Great America Parkway at Tasman)

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 and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, printed circuit boards and systems used in consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2005 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, and has approximately 5,000 employees. 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

About TiEcon
TiE is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship across its international network. Since it's founding in 1992, TiE has grown to become the world's largest organization for entrepreneurs and professionals, with membership spread across 45 chapters in 10 countries.

TiEcon is TiE's premier annual event and is the largest convention in the world dedicated to entrepreneurs and will be held on May 12 and 13, 2006. TiEcon will explore today’s business environment and discuss the big issues facing industry and entrepreneurs. Keynotes, panel discussions and real life stories will focus on various business ecosystems including networking, semiconductors, software, storage, security, Internet, hospitality, wireless, life sciences, and other emerging businesses.

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For more information, please contact:
Nancy Szymanski
direct:408.473.8382 / 415.420.5008
Corporate Public Relations
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.