Tim Barnes to Lead Marketing Efforts for Cadence in EMEA

1/30/2004 - Cadence has appointed Tim Barnes as Vice President of Marketing for the company's activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Barnes will hold overall responsibility for the communication of Cadence's platform, product and services portfolio to its markets across these geographies. He has been a senior Cadence executive both in EMEA and in the US for more than a decade, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Strategy.

Barnes returns to Cadence's European headquarters, Bracknell, UK, after spending a total of 6 years in the company's corporate headquarters in San Jose, California, US. He will report to Guillaume d'Eyssautier, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cadence EMEA.

"Cadence relies on clear and innovative marketing strategies to allow it to build on its market-leading position," said Guillaume d'Eyssautier, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cadence EMEA. "Tim's extensive knowledge of Cadence and indeed the entire EDA business give him a rare blend of talents that will enable us to take our expertise to market and communicate our leadership strongly."

Having begun his electronics career at Fairchild Semiconductor and later National Semiconductor, Barnes joined Cadence in 1989. His roles have included engineering management, and product and strategic marketing. Subsequently he was appointed Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Simplex, which was acquired by Cadence in 2002. Since the acquisition he has held the position of Vice President of Corporate Strategy.

Barnes has earned Degrees in English Literature, Computer Science, Building Science and Architecture from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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 4,800 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.

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