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CADENCE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SUPPORT DIGITAL'S NEW ALPHA AXP WORKSTATIONS

 CADENCE ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SUPPORT
 DIGITAL'S NEW ALPHA AXP WORKSTATIONS
 SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cadence Design Systems Inc. (NYSE: CDN) today announced plans to make its complete line of electronic design automation (EDA) software solutions available on Digital Equipment Corp.'s 64-bit Alpha AXP reduced instruction-set computing (RISC) systems. The Cadence software will be available on the Alpha AXP OSF/1 platform beginning in the second half of 1993.
 The Alpha AXP is Digital's 64-bit RISC computing architecture, designed to support fast, uniprocessor and multiprocessor implementations that are scalable from palmtop to supercomputer. The Alpha AXP architecture supports multiple operating systems -- including Open VMS, DEC OSF/1, and Windows NT -- to provide a breadth of applications to a broad range of markets.
 Cadence's design solutions are used worldwide by designers of integrated circuits (ICs), applications specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and systems for the development of advanced electronic products.
 "As our customers continue to push the boundaries of time-to-market and design complexity, we believe they will increasingly demand the advanced hardware performance demonstrated by Digital's new offering," said Michael D. Lack, senior vice president of product operations for Cadence. "The speed and capabilities of the Alpha AXP offering, coupled with Digital's strategy of operating system flexibility, made our decision to support the Alpha AXP an easy one."
 "We are extremely pleased that Cadence, as a leading application vendor in the electronic design industry, is bringing its support to the Alpha AXP platform," said Don Jenkins, director of Digital's Electronics Industry Business Unit. "Cadence's suite of design tools is among the most complete and widely used in the industry, and combined with the top performance of Alpha AXP systems, these tools will provide powerful solutions to produce efficient and innovative designs."
 Digital Equipment Corp.,. headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading worldwide supplier of networked computer systems, software and services. Digital pioneered and leads the industry in interactive, distributed and multivendor computing. Digital and its partners deliver the power to use the best integrated solutions -- from desktop to data center -- in open information environments.
 Cadence Design Systems Inc. is a worldwide leader in the design, development and marketing of software solutions for the design of integrated circuits and electronic systems. Cadence, with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, is headquartered in San Jose, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN.
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 /CONTACT: Michael Busselen of Cadence Design Systems, 408-944-7339/
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