PMC Adopts Cadence Physical Verification System as Signoff Technology for Large Complex SoC

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), a leader in global electronic design innovation, announced today that PMC® has adopted the Cadence® Physical Verification System as signoff technology for its global design centers. PMC has used the Physical Verification System for several successful tapeouts, including PMC’s DIGI 120, described as the industry’s only single-chip processor supporting 10G, 40G and 100G speeds for OTN transport, aggregation and switching. The device, with 200+ million gates and 180+ Mbits of RAM, is the largest production SoC that PMC has delivered.

“With the Cadence engineering team’s strong support, we conducted a thorough evaluation of the Cadence Physical Verification System and then integrated it into our flow,” said Colin Harris, chief operating officer and general manager of the Communications Business Unit at PMC. “It is in production use by our worldwide design teams, and the successful tapeout of our largest SoC ever confirmed that the Cadence Physical Verification System is able to manage the complexity of advanced designs with extremely fast turnaround time.”

“After years of using another product for its physical verification, PMC is seeing great success with the Cadence Physical Verification System,” said Dr. Chi-Ping Hsu, senior vice president, research and development of the Silicon Realization Group at Cadence. “With our focused commitment to signoff technology development, PMC now has a top-flight solution to help move their designs faster to manufacturing.”

About Cadence
Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today’s integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at

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Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

2655 Seely Avenue
San Jose, CA, 95134

tele: 408.943.1234
fax: 408.943.0513

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