K.C. Krishnadas, EE Times(10/17/2008 2:21 PM EDT)BANGALORE, India
— Responding to harsh criticism touched off by the departure of senior executives, the chief technology officer of Cadence Design Systems Inc. dismissed calls to spin off parts of the EDA company.
"I completely dismiss the notion that you sell off your core competency areas in technology and become a pure integrator at the higher level," Cadence CTO Ted Vucurevich said in an interview here. "Will Cadence be half its size in the future? No."
Speaking here following a company event, Vucurevich acknowledged that it was probably time for CEO Michael Fister and other senior executives to go, but disputed that they were among the company's key assets.
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