Wintegra Integrates Cadence Encounter for Nanometer Network Design

3/18/2003 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN) announced that Wintegra, a fabless semiconductor company and a leader in the access network market, has deployed the Cadence® EncounterTM digital IC design platform to take the next step into the challenge of nanometer design technology.

"Integrating the Encounter platform from Cadence has dramatically improved time to market, reduced die size and enhanced timing closures in our WinPath Access Packet Processor," said Kobi Ben-Zvi, Wintegra president and CEO. "Cadence nanometer solutions have proven themselves throughout our design process."

WinPath® is a family of single-chip solutions that handles protocols for access networks. WinPath offers more than 20 protocols on-chip simultaneously and debuted in November 2001 as the industry's first access packet processor.

Wintegra's early integration of the Cadence Encounter platform and deployment of the SoC EncounterTM RTL-to-GSDII system was a contributing factor resulting in more than 50 worldwide design wins of its WinPath access packet processor family. These design wins included multibillion-dollar companies and designs spanning multi-service access concentrators to wireline access and wireless infrastructure.

"Wintegra's impressive design wins are proof positive," said Guillaume d'Eyssautier, vice president and general manager for Cadence Europe. "We're very pleased to have been a part of Wintegra's success-from their first ramp up to becoming a leading player in the access network market-and we look forward to continuing to partner with Wintegra as they move deeper into nanometer technologies."

About Wintegra, Inc.
Founded in January 2000, Wintegra, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that enables communications infrastructure equipment providers to migrate their product lines toward the next generation of access networks with a family of single chip solutions. The company is becoming the #1 provider of protocol-handling components in the access infrastructure. Its WinPathTM access packet processor family offers best in class aspects of ASICs, network processors, communications processors, and communications peripherals, creating a new approach to protocol handling. Wintegra has design wins with numerous customers including Tier 1s, and announced production in June 2002. For more information, go to

About Cadence
Cadence is the largest supplier of electronic design technologies, methodology services, and design services. Cadence solutions are used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking and telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and a variety of other electronics-based products. With approximately 5,300 employees and 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN. More information about the company, its products and services is available at

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