Cadence Introduces OrCAD 10.0 for Windows-Based PCB Designers

9/11/2003 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN) announced the shipment of its OrCAD® 10.0 release, with new features, improved tool integration and enhanced technologies designed to boost productivity and reduce time to market for PCB designers. With a competitive base price of $1,355 and new solutions suites, the OrCAD 10.0 release demonstrates strong and continuing CadenceĆ¢ support for its OrCAD product line and user community.

Following the success of OrCAD Unison suite, the OrCAD 10.0 release addresses specific design tasks of both PCB designers and electrical engineers with the introduction of three new Unison design suite configurations:

The ease of use and intuitive capabilities of every application within these suites enable rapid utilization right out of the box.

"OrCAD Capture 10.0 is a big advancement over previous versions," said Roy Vandermolen, staff engineer, Moog Aircraft Group, Salt Lake City. "The new features infuse Capture with a higher level of sophistication and capability, and have added streamlining and ease of use that significantly improve an already great product."

Key features of OrCAD 10.0 release

Cadence continuously enhances the OrCAD product line for PCB designers and engineers, offering them innovative solutions that help them increase their productivity. Four service packs for this release are scheduled until the OrCAD 10.5 version release, planned for the fourth quarter of 2004.

"Strategically, OrCAD perfectly complements our offerings in the personal productivity market. It enables us to offer tools for all levels-from novice to expert-and truly makes us a comprehensive provider," says Charlie Giorgetti, corporate vice president and general manager of the Cadence PCB Systems Division.

OrCAD Online
The OrCAD online community, launched in March 2002 and located at www.orcadpcb.com, has more than 60,000 monthly visitors and over 6,500 members. Its website serves as a valuable resource for designers and engineers to learn, discuss and collaborate on issues relevant to Windows-based PCB design. The open discussion boards are the most frequented and active section of the site.

A new www.orcad.com website was launched in June 2003 to support the personal engineering market. While www.orcadpcb.com, addresses the community, www.orcad.com provides general OrCAD information, gives an overview of the design suite's underlying technologies, and offers a number of downloads.

Pricing and availability
OrCAD 10.0 is available now. Prices range from $1,355 for the introductory package to $7,996for the high-end suite. For availability and pricing outside of North America, please contact your local Cadence office or distributor. A complete list of value-added resellers (VARs) can be found on www.orcad.com/contacts.

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 5,000 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 www.cadence.com.

Cadence, the Cadence logo, OrCAD, SPECCTRA, PSpice, OrCAD Layout, and OrCAD Capture are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

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