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Realtek Semiconductor Selects Cadence Design Systems as its Strategic EDA Solutions Provider
Holistic Design and Verification Solutions Drive Realtek’s Innovation and Reduce Time to Market for Communications Network ICs

HSINCHU, Taiwan, 29 Jul 2010

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Realtek Semiconductor Corp., a leading IC design house in Taiwan, that establishes Cadence as Realtek's strategic electronic design automation (EDA) solutions provider.

“Our relationship with Cadence enables us to meet the demands of the rapidly evolving communications network market with fully integrated EDA products and technologies,” said Chao-Cheng Lee, vice president of Engineering at Realtek. “Cadence has proven to be the reliable collaborator and provides both analog and digital solutions as well as the interoperability that we require to help us achieve better design efficiency and outstanding performance.”

The depth and breadth of capabilities and alignment of vision that Cadence brings to this strategic relationship will be a tremendous strength to Realtek. Realtek has selected Cadence products across its digital and analog/mixed-signal (AMS) design platform portfolios, as well as its Incisive® Enterprise Simulator for front-end low-power simulation and verification, Encounter® Conformal® Low Power for power optimization, Encounter Conformal ECO Designer for increased automation and predictability, and Encounter Digital Implementation System and Encounter Timing System for implementing, debugging and analyzing designs with significant gains in productivity. Realtek was particularly impressed with the improved design efficiency contributed by Encounter Conformal ECO Designer.

In addition, Cadence provides a comprehensive simulation solution that combines industry-leading SPICE, FastSPICE, RF, and mixed-signal simulators. Virtuoso® Schematic Editor, Virtuoso Analog Design Environment and Virtuoso XL Layout Editor will deliver broader capabilities to speed custom IC design, and also enable tremendously fast and silicon-accurate designs for Realtek. With this stable and reliable source of automated IC design products to strengthen its portfolio, Realtek has a strategic approach to increasing operational effectiveness and extending its leadership position as an IC design innovator.

“I am excited about extending our work with Realtek to that of a strategic relationship for accelerating the development of a wide range of communications networking devices,” said Willis Chang, country manager of Cadence Taiwan. “As Realtek’s strategic EDA solutions partner, Cadence will continuously invest digital and AMS engineering resources to broaden our involvement in the Taiwan semiconductor ecosystem and deliver differentiated and value-added solutions to all of our customers.”

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world’s leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Media Converter/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our web site:

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, 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

For more information, please contact:
Dean Solov
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
(408) 944-7226

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