Cadence and Analog Devices Form Technology Alliance.
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 13, 2000
Industry Leaders Utilize Analog Devices DSP Technology
to Enable Smart Products for Industrial And Consumer Markets
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN) and Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE:ADI) today announced that they have formed a strategic alliance to assist companies with the development of a wide range of next-generation embedded systems and products that utilize digital signal processing (DSP) technology.
Under the two companies' arrangement, Analog Devices will seek to bring to Cadence(R)'s design services new customer opportunities involving DSP technology, and Cadence will endeavor to utilize Analog Devices' family of embedded DSP motor control devices in providing design services to these customers.
The alliance will initially target applications of DSP technology in the industrial and consumer sectors in support of Cadence's industrial electronics design services. Cadence, the world's leading supplier of electronic design software and design services, is working with a wide range of companies whose offerings would benefit from electronic content but who do not have the in-house expertise or capacity to design state-of-the-art electronic components or systems.
Cadence selected Analog Devices' AMDC family of embedded DSP control solutions because it delivers a common platform that simplifies software development and uses advanced real-time control techniques. In addition to shortened development time, these highly integrated devices are designed more efficiently to reduce overall system cost and improve system reliability.
The two companies have agreed to jointly pursue and perform consulting and design services projects for customers to provide the performance, functionality and cost advantages enabled by the integration of electronics and DSP. Customers will include manufacturers of packaging machines, industrial equipment, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, and automation systems.
"DSP technology has the capability to enable a large number of innovative new products, smart instrumentation for closed-loop process control and very accurate servo motion control loops for positioning, velocity and torque control applications," said Al Strelzoff, vice president and general manager for datacom/telecom, and industrial electronics design groups at Cadence Design Systems.
"The capacity to develop highly integrated, ultra-compact electronic circuits and systems that can sense and act quickly, will provide advantages in configurability, size, weight, accuracy and reliability. Analog Devices's expertise with these types of systems and its experience in applications such as closed loop servo motion extends our overall ability to assist customers."
"Today's announcement underscores the need and the growing market acceptance for advanced real-time DSP-based digital control solutions," said Phil Davies, director, Analog Devices Embedded Control Systems Group.
"We are extremely pleased to be teaming with Cadence to enhance the support for a new generation of embedded system products based on our new DashDSP and ADMC product families. The integration of DashDSP and microelectronics will enable closed-loop control systems on a chip, making possible new levels of product functionality and opening up new markets and applications. Together, Cadence and Analog Devices can deliver an unbeatable solution for forward-looking companies around the world who need high-performance digital control systems," added Davies.
About Analog Devices
Analog Devices, Inc. is the largest company in the world devoted specifically to analog technology at the chip level, supporting a variety of industrial and commercial measurement and control applications. Analog Devices is a publicly held company headquartered in Woburn, Mass. More information about the company, its products and services can be found at its web site, http://www.analog.com.
Cadence is the largest supplier of electronic design automation products, methodology services, and design services 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 5,000 employees and 1999 annual sales of $1.1 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The Company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. More information about the company, its products and services may be obtained from the World Wide Web at http://www.cadence.com.
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