Ubicom Achieves First-Silicon Success Using Cadence Encounter Timing System for StreamEngine 7000 Processor Tapeout
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Ubicom Achieves First-Silicon Success Using Cadence Encounter Timing System for StreamEngine 7000 Processor Tapeout

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Sep 08, 2008 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS), the leader in global electronic design innovation, today announced that Ubicom, Inc., a leading provider of communications processor and software solutions, used the Cadence® Encounter® Timing System to quickly achieve timing and signal integrity (SI) sign-off for its popular StreamEngine 7000™ family of communications processors. Ubicom achieved first-silicon success with higher performance, lower power and in a smaller package than originally planned. Ubicom joins over 150 other worldwide customers who prefer and use the industry- and foundry-endorsed Cadence timing and SI sign-off analysis solution.

Encounter Timing System is a single solution for both timing and SI sign-off analysis. It provides a powerful and critically acclaimed visual debug, cross-probing and diagnostics environment, enabling users to quickly find and resolve interdependent timing, SI, and power issues in their design. In addition to advanced sign-off and debug, the same fast and sign-off accurate engines are embedded into the Encounter digital place and route system for implementation and optimization that correlates to final sign-off. This consistency throughout the design flow and final sign-off enabled Ubicom to focus on meeting design objectives for the StreamEngine 7000 processor and spend less time trying to correlate and debug late-stage timing and SI issues in the design cycle.

"After a detailed review of alternatives, we selected the Encounter Timing System to add signal integrity analysis to the Ubicom design flow," said Jon Gibbons, vice president of VLSI at Ubicom. "The correlation from implementation in the Encounter digital implementation environment to sign-off in Encounter Timing System was seamless, resulting in first-silicon success on our StreamEngine 7000 tapeout."

Ubicom provides OEM customers with efficient, high-quality and high-performance network processors for a wide range of applications. Encounter Timing System's tightly integrated sign-off solution provided the performance and debug features necessary for Ubicom to exceed its design objectives and bring its products to market quickly and reliably.

"Ubicom's StreamEngine 7000 processor family sets a high watermark in networking performance and is another great example of the results designers can achieve using SoC Encounter and Encounter Timing System together," said David Desharnais, group director of IC digital products at Cadence. "We are pleased to see Encounter Timing System continue to gain recognition in the market as the preferred solution for fast, accurate, and integrated timing and SI sign-off analysis."

A universal technology within the Cadence Encounter digital IC design platform and a component of the Cadence Logic Design Team Solution, Encounter Timing System is available in L, XL, and GXL offerings.

About Ubicom, Inc.

Ubicom develops communications and media processor and software platforms that address the unique demands of real-time interactive applications and multimedia content delivery in the digital home. The company provides optimized system-level solutions to OEMs for a wide range of products including wireless routers, access points, bridges, VoIP gateways, connected digital photo frames, streaming media devices, and other network devices. Ubicom's unique multithreaded processor design, real-time operating system, and application-level solutions combine to ensure a high-quality user experience with unprecedented ease of use. Ubicom is a venture-backed, privately held company with corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit www.ubicom.com.

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 and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2007 revenues of approximately $1.6 billion, and has approximately 5,100 employees. 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 www.cadence.com.

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