AsusTeK, Cadence on Quest for High-Speed PCB Motherboard Designs

5/20/2003 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN) and AsusTeK Computer Inc., Taipei, Taiwan, the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality motherboards, announced that AsusTeK has selected the Cadence(R) SPECCTRAQuest(TM) design and analysis solution for its ultra-high-frequency, high-speed printed circuit board (PCB) motherboard designs.

AsusTeK's design team uses SPECCTRAQuest to manage high-speed PCB development through simulation analysis and constraint-driven layout tasks. With its optimized SPICE-based analysis engine and field solvers tightly integrated into the PCB layout design environment, SPECCTRAQuest allows users to develop optimum constraints and enable a constraint driven high-speed flow for complex motherboard designs. With a unified and consistent constraint management system, post-route simulation becomes a "verification" process with a high chance of first-time success, provided that thorough solution-space analysis has been performed.

"SPECCTRAQuest helps our design team address signal integrity issues, as well as understand layout problems during the entire design process, thus optimizing our designs and design process," said Jason Cheng, vice president of Design Engineering, Desktop PC Mother Boards, AsusTeK. "SPECCTRAQuest's simulation accuracy correlated through our own measurements and coupled with the complete integrated environment affords us tremendous advantages over our previous tools."

"AsusTeK's selection of SPECCTRAQuest for complex motherboard designs underscores the product's robust capabilities and ability to shorten design cycles, enabling faster time-to-volume production for the company's products," said Charlie Giorgetti, vice president and general manager, Cadence PCB Systems Division.

About AsusTeK
AsusTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is the world's leading manufacturer of high quality motherboards, notebooks, VGA cards, servers, broadband modems, and optical storage devices. Founded in 1989, with annual sales of over US $2 billion, Asus' world-class engineering provides innovative technology solutions to consumer, corporate, and top-tier OEM customers. Company achievements include consecutive rankings in the "Top 100 Info Tech Companies" in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 by Businessweek and being named the Number 1 Taiwanese company in Global Views Monthly's "Info Tech 2000."

About Cadence
Cadence is the world's leader in 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 5,200 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

Cadence and the Cadence logo are registered trademarks and SPECCTRAQuest is a trademark of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

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