ANAHEIM, CADDi Corp. estimated second quarter net sales of $48 million to $49 million, up 11 to 13% sequentially. The PCB maker estimated gross margins of 21 to 23%, up from 18.4%.
 
Adjusted earnings are expected to be in the range of $6 to $7 million, versus $4 million in the March quarter.
 
The company expects to generate positive income for the second quarter.
DES PLAINES, ILPCB Libraries Inc., a CAD library management solutions provider, and Samtec have developed a free library covering Samtec’s connectors in all major CAD formats. 
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SAN JOSE, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nominations for this years recipient of the Phil Kaufman Award for Distinguished Contributions to Electronic Design Automation (EDA), sponsored by the EDA Consortium (EDAC) and IEEE Council on EDA (CEDA), are being accepted until Friday, June 29. The award will be presented on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at the 14th annual Phil Kaufman Award dinner and ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif.

The Kaufman Award honors individuals who have made a demonstrable impact on the field of EDA in business, industry direction and promotion, technology and engineering, or education and mentoring. It was established in 1994 in honor of deceased EDA industry pioneer Phil Kaufman, who turned innovative technologies like silicon compilation and emulation into businesses that have benefited electronic designers.

Dr. Robert Dutton, Robert and Barbara Kleist professor of engineering at Stanford University and director of the Integrated Circuits Laboratory, was the recipient of last years 2006 award.

The Phil Kaufman Award is truly the Nobel Prize of EDA, and those deserving individuals who have received it in the past have proven to be guiding lights for our industry, said Aart de Geus, chairman of the EDA Consortium and chairman and CEO of Synopsys, Inc.
The importance and significance of this award to the EDA industry cannot be overstated, says Al Dunlop, president of the CEDA. It is a wonderful opportunity for the industry to show its appreciation and gratitude to the individuals who have made EDA such an important gateway to electronics design.

To download this years nomination form, visit: www.edac.org/about_kaufman_award.jsp or www.ieee-ceda.org/awards.html.

The EDA Consortium is the international association of companies that provide tools and services that enable engineers to create the worlds electronic products. EDA is the critical technology used to design electronics for the communications, computer, space technology, medical and industrial equipment and consumer electronics markets among others. For more information about the EDA Consortium contact EDA Consortium, 111 West Saint John Street, Suite 220, San Jose, Calif. 95113, USA, office 408-287-3322, fax 408-283-5283 or visit www.edac.org.

The Council on Electronic Design Automation is IEEEs focal point for multiple EDA disciplines. Its goal is to bring increased value to IEEE members and the EDA community as a whole by coordinating EDA activities, enabling new initiatives, fostering interdisciplinary research and recruiting young talent to EDA. It also will increase visibility for IEEE-sponsored EDA events such as the Design Automation Conference (DAC) and International Conference on Computer Aided Design (ICCAD) and its technical publications. Its charter spans theory, implementation and use of computer aided design (CAD) tools to design integrated electronic circuits and systems. Its website is located at: http://www.ieee-ceda.org.

The information supplied by the EDA Consortium and the IEEE Council on EDA is believed to be accurate and reliable, but they assume no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document.
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NEW YORK – According to a report in the New York Times  the talks between Cadence Design Corp and the private equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and The Blackstone Group have stalled over price. 

While the talks may resume in the future they are currently suspended according to NY Times sources. The NY Times concluded that at $6.5 billion, Cadence might be too expensive a gamble for the equity firms to take.

This story was first leaked by the NY Times on June 4, 2007 and has not been commented on directly by Cadence officials.
WILSONVILLE, ORMentor Graphics Corp., producer of electronic-design automation software, said it has acquired Sierra Design Automation for $90 million in cash and stock.
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SAN JOSE -- Is Cadence in talks about a possible sale? That idea was posited by The New York Times yesterday.
The Times reported Cadence, the second-largest supplier of PCB software, has had discussions with at least two notable buyout firms, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the Blackstone Group.




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