MEDIA ADVISORY, Oct. 31, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --
What: One year ago, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNS), the leader in global electronic-design innovation, became the first dual-listed company to move to a sole listing on the NASDAQ Stock Market. In celebration of this one-year anniversary, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS) will ring the NASDAQ opening bell live from their San Jose, California headquarters. Seven companies have switched from the NYSE to the NASDAQ since 2005. The ceremony will be simultaneously showcased live on NASDAQ's seven-story Tower in Times Square, New York. The Opening Bell is a ceremonial event that represents The NASDAQ Stock Market's virtual market model. As a result, NASDAQ can be opened from any location bringing together investors and market participants from around the world to mark the beginning of the trading day. Who: Mike Fister, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Bruce Aust, Executive Vice President, The NASDAQ Stock Market When: Wednesday, November 1st, 2006 NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony: 9:15 a.m. E.T. to 9:35 a.m. E.T. 6:15 a.m. P.T to 6:30 a.m. P.T. Where: Cadence Design Systems 2655 Seely Avenue San Jose, CA 95134 Webcast: A live Webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm Broadcast: Broadcast outlets that are interested in broadcasting the opening bell can access it via satellite. The ceremony is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35a.m. ET on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. RSVP: If you wish to attend the Opening Bell Ceremony, please RSVP by contacting: Nancy Szymanski Office (408) 473-8382 Cell (415-420-5008) email@example.com Media Contact, Cadence: Adolph Hunter 408 428 5882 firstname.lastname@example.org Media Contacts, NASDAQ: Bethany Sherman +1 212-401-8714 Bethany.email@example.com Darren Brandt + 212-446-1861 firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDNS):
Cadence enables global electronic-design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics. Customers use Cadence software and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. Cadence reported 2005 revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, and has approximately 5,200 employees. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about the company, its products, and services is available at www.cadence.com.
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