Cadence Helps Renovate EDA Laboratory at Czech Technical University

9/20/2004 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CDN) (Nasdaq: CDN) announced the completion of major renovation of the electronic design automation laboratory at Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of the company’s extensive University Partner Program. Guillaume d’Eyssautier, Cadence senior vice president and general manager EMEA, will join top business and education leaders and the press in Prague in the lab dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.

With the support of the Ministry of Education, the laboratory has been renovated to develop engineering talent in advanced electronic design for the Czech electronics industry. In addition to financial support for construction, the Cadence contribution provides an enriched design environment in the lab with a broad array of industry-standard software.

Andrea Vondrakova, spokesperson at the Czech Technical University, said, “This facility marks an important step in the evolution of the electronic engineering courses offered by our university. Cadence is supporting the development of next-generation engineering skills not just for the Czech Republic, but for the electronics industry worldwide.”

The laboratory will help hundreds of students learn how to design today’s complex chips with advanced design tools. The Czech Technical University is the largest research institution in the Czech Republic and graduates more than 3,500 engineering students each year.

“Cadence has long been committed to the education of talented young designers through the University Partner Program and our other work with academia. This new laboratory in Prague will give students broad and deep-level support to develop advanced engineering skills,” said Ray Bingham, executive chairman of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Universities worldwide access Cadence technology and support for educational purposes through the Cadence University Partner Program, including extensive curriculum reuse options for assisting professors in developing new electronic engineering graduates. Cadence also provides scholarships and internships for students who demonstrate the potential to become leaders in advanced electronic design.

About Cadence
Cadence is the world’s largest supplier of electronic design technologies and engineering services. Cadence products and services are used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking equipment, telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and other electronics based products. With approximately 4,850 employees and 2003 revenues of approximately $1.1 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centres, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and trades on both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ under the symbol CDN. More information is available at

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