In the consumer electronics industry, meeting aggressive time-to-market deadlines for delivery is critical. A misstep in delivering a timely, quality design to the market could mean the difference between a successful product launch and missing a valuable market opportunity. The Cadence solutions minimized the learning curve for JVCKENWOOD engineers because each toolset incorporates the same familiar use models. With the new Spectre FX Simulator, JVCKENWOOD achieved highly accurate and 3X faster simulation performance to ensure their IC designs function as intended and meet specifications. JVCKENWOOD decided to adopt Cadence-based flows to ensure its designs are high quality and compatible with future design requirement, including the Cadence Virtuoso® Schematic Editor, Virtuoso ADE Product Suite, Virtuoso Layout Suite, the Spectre Simulation Platform, Xcelium™ Logic Simulation and Quantus™ Extraction Solution.