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Cadence, Sun Extend Collaboration

SAN FRANCISCO — Cadence Design Systems Inc. Tuesday (Jan. 3) said it is the first EDA vendor to provide broad support across its product lines for Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Solaris 10 operating system for AMD Opteron and Sun UltraSPARC processor-powered Sun Fire clients and servers.

Cadence (San Jose, Calif.) and Sun (Santa Clara, Calif.) have also extended their business relationship through the signing of a multi-year contract for Cadence products and services, the companies said, and have agreed to jointly develop additional solutions that address design challenges at 90 nanometers and beyond.

Cadence will offer more than 60 applications on four different platforms for the Solaris 10 operating system, the company said.

"Cadence works with industry-leading partners to help customers address their most pressing design challenges," said Ajay Malhotra, senior vice president of marketing at Cadence, in a statement. "Today's news demonstrates Cadence and Sun's ongoing commitment to help customers with their EDA design challenges while leveraging the compelling benefits of the Solaris 10 OS on SPARC and x64 Sun Fire systems."