Cadence Acquires Q Design Automation

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San Jose, Calif. — Cadence Design Systems Inc. has completed its acquisition of Q Design Automation Inc.

The terms of the acquisition, which adds layout productivity capabilities to the Cadence Virtuoso custom design platform, were not disclosed.

QDA's migration and creation products include Qtrek-Migrate, which enables rapid migration of existing designs to new or altered process technologies, and Qtrek-Create, which provides layout optimization and design rule enforcement.

Cadence expects to begin offering QDA's technology in the first quarter of 2004 as part of its Virtuoso layout design platform.

Cadence is the largest supplier of electronic design technologies, methodology services and design services. For more information, visit



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