San Jose, Calif., January 16, 2003 - Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CDN) today announced it has appointed Jan Willis vice president of Strategic Third Party Programs. Willis previously was vice president of DFM Third Party Programs at Cadence.
"Jan brings the expertise and leadership to optimize the design chain for our customers through world class relationships and partnerships," said Penny Herscher, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Cadence. The appointment is a key element of Cadence's strategy to provide a complete solution to its electronic design customers. Willis is responsible for the company's role in the Open Access consortium, its partnerships with semiconductor manufacturers and IP vendors, its cooperative efforts with more than 120 companies in the Connections(R) program, and its relationships with foundries. Willis will report to Herscher.
Prior to Cadence, Willis was vice president of Business Development at Simplex Solutions, Inc. Before joining Simplex, she served as director of Product Marketing and the Semiconductor Vendor Program at Synopsys, Inc. Earlier, Willis held engineering and marketing positions at Hewlett-Packard Company.
Willis received a master's degree in business administration from Stanford and a bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she studied electrical engineering.
Cadence is the largest supplier of electronic design technologies, methodology services, and design services. Cadence solutions are 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 5,200 employees and 2002 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CDN. More information about the company, its products and services are available at www.cadence.com.
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