ECE Corporate Advisory Council Member



David Junkin
Program Management Director – Academic Partnerships

Cadence Design Systems





Cadence Design Systems' Commitment to Universities

The Cadence Academic Network is a worldwide web of experts in the education, usage, and development of EDA software. The Academic Network works directly with academic institutions based on their requirements and their profile. The network co-organizes trainings, workshops, and technology days with universities, provides professional services, helps with educational materials, and provides access to the latest Cadence technologies.


Corporate Profile

Cadence is a leading provider of electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Our custom/analog tools help engineers design the transistors, standard cells, and IP blocks that make up systems on chip (SoCs). Our digital tools automate the design and verification of giga-scale, giga-hertz SoCs at the latest semiconductor processing nodes. Our IC packaging and PCB tools permit the design of complete boards and subsystems. Cadence also offers a growing portfolio of design IP and verification IP for memories, interface protocols, analog/mixedsignal components, and specialized processors. And at the systems level, Cadence offers an integrated suite of hardware/software co-development platforms.

In short, Cadence's innovative technologies are essential to building great products that transform lives. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. In 2007, we founded the Cadence Academic Network with the aim to promote the proliferation of leading-edge technologies and methodologies at universities renowned for their engineering and design excellence. A knowledge network among selected universities, research institutes, industry advisors, and Cadence facilitates the sharing of technology expertise in the verification, design, and implementation of microelectronic systems.