We wrote about the history of Cadence in preparation for our book “Fabless: The Transformation of the Semiconductor Industry” in 2012. EDA played a key role in enabling the fabless semiconductor revolution and Cadence was right there at the beginning. Famed EETimes editor Richard Goering helped us with the book and the Cadence chapter specifically since at that time he worked for Cadence. Before joining Cadence, Richard covered EDA starting in 1985 most notably as the EE Times’ EDA editor for 17 years.
Cadence was the first EDA Company to hire a professional editor like Richard and I credit that strategy with their continued success in the media today. Coincidentally, Cadence was the first EDA company to make it on the Fortune Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For” list last year citing a cultural transformation driving the company’s recent success. They are referring to the hiring of famed venture capitalist Lip-Bu Tan as CEO in 2009 of course.
“Our company’s success is fueled by the open culture we have created, listening to our employees and empowering them to work together to delight our customers and make a difference to the future of electronics,” said Tan. “Being named to FORTUNE’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For is a tremendous honor, and achieving this recognition for the second year in a row speaks to the achievements of our employees and the strength of our culture.”
This year not only did Cadence again join the ranks of the top 100 Best Companies to Work for, they moved up a few notches to #52. So congratulations to the hard working people at Cadence and congratulations to EDA because without us there would be no fabless semiconductor industry, absolutely.
You can see the Fortune 100 Best Companies to work for HERE, the Cadence Fortune page is HERE, and the Cadence Great Place to Work page is HERE.
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