Cadence Design Systems was formed in 1988 from a merger of two US companies. It quickly made a name for itself as a provider of solutions for the development of printed circuit boards and integrated circuits as well as intellectual property. Cadence is one of the leading software providers for development environments worldwide.
The product portfolio includes Allegro PCB Designer, Allegro EDM as well as OrCAD PCB Designer and OrCAD EDM. All systems are used in the development of printed circuit boards.