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Cadence Introduces Conformal Litmus to Deliver Fastest Path to Full-Chip Constraints and CDC Signoff

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Next-generation constraints signoff and CDC signoff solution provides up to 10X faster turnaround time and 100% signoff timer accuracy

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#EDA–Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today unveiled the Cadence® Conformal® Litmus, the next-generation solution that provides constraints signoff and clock domain crossing (CDC) signoff, reducing overall design cycle times and enhancing the quality of silicon in complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs. The Conformal Litmus provides designers with 100% signoff timer accuracy and up to 10X faster turnaround time versus the previous generation solution. For more information on the Cadence Conformal Litmus, please visit www.cadence.com/go/conformallitmuspr.

The new Conformal Litmus provides customers with the following:

  • Industry’s first signoff static timer integration: With this integration, the Conformal Litmus can accurately model the design and the constraints using the same interpretation as the Tempus™ Timing Signoff Solution, providing customers with 100% signoff accuracy at the register-transfer level (RTL).
  • CDC structural signoff: This verifies structural correctness of CDC in the design from early RTL through implementation flows. Smart analysis and reporting features provide rapid signoff capabilities, potentially saving weeks to months in the design schedule.
  • Constraints signoff: Checks for correctness and completeness of constraints at the block level and lets users perform hierarchical block versus top consistency checks at the SoC integration level. The Conformal Litmus smart analysis generates accurate, low-noise reports that shorten debug time and helps users achieve signoff-quality constraints rapidly.
  • Multi-CPU parallelization: Verification can be parallelized across multiple cores, delivering up to 10X faster turnaround time on SoC designs.

“Accelerating SoC delivery to meet tight design schedules while keeping development costs down continues to be a growing customer challenge with today’s complex designs,” said Dr. Chin-Chi Teng, senior vice president and general manager in the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence. “The new Cadence Conformal Litmus provides innovative capabilities that enable our customers to sign off on constraints and CDCs and tape out reliable, high-quality designs on schedule.”

The Conformal Litmus is part of the broader Cadence digital and signoff full flow portfolio which provides better predictability and a faster path to design closure. It supports Cadence’s Intelligent System Design™ strategy, enabling SoC design excellence.

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“With the Cadence Conformal Litmus solution’s multi-CPU parallelization capabilities, we are able to complete runs on designs as large as 50M instances in under 10 hours. The solution provides us with the accuracy, speed and fast debug capabilities we need, and we expect to tape out with minimal iterations on quality of timing constraints between our design and implementation teams.”

– Hideyuki Okabe, director, Digital Design Technology Department, Shared R&D EDA Division, IoT and Infrastructure Business Unit, Renesas

“Our objective is to enable first-pass silicon success for customers with silicon-proven IP and robust design methodologies for ASIC designers facing increased design complexity, higher cost and shorter development cycles. The IP and ASICs we develop have extremely complex CDC structures, including handshake synchronizers, bus synchronizers and FIFOs. CDC signoff tends to be cumbersome, since often the engineer entrusted with CDC verification has no knowledge of the design intent. The Cadence Conformal Litmus, after performing comprehensive analysis, presents the results in a very intuitive way. All insights required to understand the CDC intent and also timing constraints checks at RTL are readily available. This helps us rapidly sign off and effectively saves significant time in the schedule.”

– Vikram Kuralla, director of engineering, Invecas

“We develop, create and license high-efficiency and high-quality semiconductor IP for automotive, industrial and other applications. We need to ensure that our IP is exhaustively verified and delivered ahead of time. CDC signoff is an important step in achieving this milestone. After evaluating the Cadence Conformal Litmus, we were impressed with its CDC capabilities, especially the smart analysis and reporting. This will enable us to quickly identify missing, invalid and incorrect CDC synchronization schemes in our designs. With the intuitive diagnosis capabilities, we expect that it will significantly accelerate our CDC signoff process.”

Susumu Abe, general manager, Semiconductor IP & R&D Unit, Processor Development Department at NSITEXE, Inc.

About Cadence

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence’s software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s Intelligent System Design strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to intelligent systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud data center, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at cadence.com.

© 2019 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Cadence, the Cadence logo and the other Cadence marks found at www.cadence.com/go/trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of SAExploration Holdings, Inc. Investors (SAEX)

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BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SAEX–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (“SAExploration” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SAEX) securities between March 15, 2016 and August 15, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). SAExploration investors have until October 17, 2019 to file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their SAExploration investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On August 15, 2019, SAExploration revealed that certain accounting matters that arose in 2015-2016 were under investigation by the SEC. The Company stated that they would restate its previously issued financial statements for fiscal years 2015 through 2018 and delay filing its 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer was placed on administrative leave, and its Chief Financial Officer was terminated from his position.

On this news, the Company’s share price fell $1.13 per share, or over 34%, to close at $2.14 per share on August 16, 2019, thereby injuring investors.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company improperly did not classify Alaska Seismic Ventures, LLC (“ASV”) as a variable interest entity; (2) that the Company had a controlling financial interest in ASV, which required the Company to consolidate ASV in its financial statements; (3) that the Company had deficient internal controls over financial reporting; (4) that these practices were likely to lead to an investigation of the Company by the SEC; (5) that SAExploration would be forced to delay the filing of its quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2019; and (6) that as a result, Defendants’ statements about SAExploration’s business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

If you purchased SAExploration securities have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

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Howard G. Smith, Esquire

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Thomas Rodriguez Joins Kleinfelder as Executive Vice President and East Division Director

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EXTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kleinfelder announced today that Thomas Rodriguez has joined the firm as Executive Vice President and East Division Director. Rodriguez is a results-driven leader with significant experience directing multi-disciplined operations and leading teams to drive profitable growth. Based in Kleinfelder’s Exton office, Rodriguez will oversee operations throughout Kleinfelder’s East Division.

“Tom will be a significant asset to Kleinfelder’s leadership team as we continue to position our business to best capitalize on existing and emerging market opportunities,” commented Louis Armstrong, President. “His diverse skill sets, experience, and knowledge of our markets will be invaluable as he leads our East Division operations in strategic initiatives that drive growth and create new opportunities for our staff.”

An accomplished professional with versatile experience, Rodriguez has a strong technical foundation in addition to a proven track record in operations management, enterprise risk management, business development, and health and safety stewardship. Having successfully led business operations with over 700 staff and over $150 million in sales and revenue, he has achieved tremendous success delivering growth and profitability through portfolio diversification, enterprise-level marketing and sales campaigns, and reduction of project overruns and claims through effective risk management and quality assurance measures. Maintaining a results and people driven leadership style, Rodriguez underscores the importance of cultivating and retaining staff, coaching and developing new leaders, and emphasizing a high quality, safety-first work culture.

“I have known and admired Kleinfelder’s strong work and market position for many years,” said Rodriguez. “Under the current leadership team and capital structure, we are positioned to provide broader services to our clients, greater career opportunities for our staff, and achieve strong, profitable growth in the months and years ahead. I am proud and excited to be joining this team.”

About Kleinfelder

Founded in 1961, Kleinfelder is an engineering, construction management, design and environmental professional services firm. Kleinfelder operates over 60 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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Dustin Esposito

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DEsposito@Kleinfelder.com

(617) 498‐4627

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Deadline Reminder: The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

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BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$IFF–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming October 11, 2019 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (“IFF” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IFF) securities between May 7, 2018 and August 5, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

Investors suffering losses on their IFF investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On August 5, 2019, after the market closed, the Company disclosed that Frutarom had “made improper payments to representatives of a number of customers” in Russia and Ukraine and that “key members of Frutarom’s senior management at the time were aware of such payments.” The Company also reduced its 2019 financial guidance for sales to a range of $5.15 billion to $5.25 billion, from a range of $5.2 billion to $5.3 billion, and for adjusted earnings per share to a range of $4.85 to $5.05, from $4.90 to $5.10.

On this news, the Company’s share price fell $22.56 per share, or nearly 16%, to close at $118.91 per share on August 6, 2019, on unusually heavy trading volume.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Frutarom had bribed customers in Russia and Ukraine; (2) that senior management at Frutarom were aware of such improper payments; (3) that, as a result, Frutarom’s financial results were materially overstated; (4) that, as a result of the improper payments, the Company was reasonably likely to face regulatory scrutiny; (5) that the Company had not completed adequate due diligence before acquiring Frutarom; (6) that, as a result of the foregoing, the Company was unlikely to achieve purported synergies from the acquisition; and (7) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

If you purchased IFF securities during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than October 11, 2019 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith

Howard G. Smith, Esquire

215-638-4847

888-638-4847

howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com

www.howardsmithlaw.com

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