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CAD Design Software (CDS) is the leading developer of custom Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for advanced electronic circuit design applications. CDS is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has sales and distribution offices in the United States, Europe, and India.

CDS Core Businesses Solutions

CDS offers award-winning layout solutions for all circuit design technologies. CDS’ 3 core markets are IC packaging, Hybrid / MCM / LTCC, and RF / Microwave. However, CDS also offers software solutions for many advanced, niche, and developing technologies.

CDS Total Business Solutions

CDS History

  • 1985 - CAD Design Services started as an RF/Microwave service company
    Major customers: Teledyne, Raytheon, Harmonic Lightwave, Endwave.

  • 1990 – CAD Design Software division (CDS) formed to develop circuit design software.

  • 1991 – CDS introduces GerbART (bi-directional Gerber Converter)

  • 1992 – CDS introduces RF and Hybrid / MCM layout software

  • 1995 – CDS introduces IC Package Design Software

  • 1997 – CDS secures private funding and introduces Semiconductor Packaging Designer.

  • 1997 – CDS introduces mBGA™ Designer as result of partnership with Tessera Technology.

  • 1998 – CDS begins major market expansion into Japan and Asia

  • 2000 – CDS introduces Stacked Die Designer as result of a development partnership with Intel.

  • 2001 – CDS introduces Signal Integrity system for IC package analysis

  • 2002 – CDS secures major private funding and introduces Advanced DRC and interfaces to ADS.

  • 2002 – CDS’ Hybrid / MCM Designer awarded 3rd place in Top Ten Developments in Ceramic Interconnect Technology by the Ceramic Interconnect Initiative (CII) at IMAPS 2002.

  • 2003 – CDS introduces Advanced MCM and intelligent interfaces to AWR Microwave Office and Ansoft (Now known as Ansys) products (HFSS, TPA, etc.).

  • 2004 – CDS introduces intelligent interfaces to CST Microwave Studio, Sonnet, and Valor ODB++ and begins major work to develop custom software applications for various companies.

  • 2005 – CDS’ Bondwire Optimizer (BWO) software awarded “Best New Product in Package Design Software & Equipment” at SemiconWest 2005 by Advanced Packaging (Magazine Article).

  • 2006  – CDS is involved in major auto-router development project.

  • 2007  – CDS develops Lead Frame Intelligization and major routing commands including Push, Spread, and Plow, and Flip Chip route optimization.

  • 2008 – CDS introduces major LTCC design and manufacturing (CAM) system.  Developed with a major U.S. LTCC foundry, it reduces fab set up time from two weeks to less than a day, dramatically reducing design and fab times.

  • 2009 - Association with DuPont for LTTC Design Automation (Read Press Release)

  • 2010 - LeadFrame Design Automation Including Routing Optimization and Gold Wire Cost Optimization.

  • 2011 - CAD Design Software and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. launch flow for Chip-Lead Frame-Board Co-Design (Read Press Release).

  • 2012 - CAD Design Software Releases version 8.1. Includes new features for Lead Frame and Links to Ansys Simulation, plus much more. Now compatible for AutoCAD v2013 and New EPD for Windows using the AutoCAD 2012 OEM Engine. (Read Press Release).

  • Beyond - CDS is committed to delivering design software for all new technologies.

CDS Customers

CDS is used by some of the largest and well-known names in the world:

  • Leading private and public companies

  • Government and Research laboratories

  • Military Suppliers

  • Universities

  • Training Facilities

CDS Advantage

  • Superior graphics engine

  • Lack of true “design” tools in the EDA industry

  • CDS is written by experienced designers

  • CDS has established numerous partnerships

  • Open Architecture

  • Best Customer Support in the industry

  • Strong foundation for Concurrent Engineering

CDS Technical Capability

  • Support for all technologies

  • ACIS-based 3D solid modeling

  • Flexible component libraries

  • Advanced design verification

  • Superior routing capability

  • High speed capability

  • Advanced region modelers

  • Documentation package

  • Advanced artwork generation

Future of CDS

CAD Design Software continues to innovate through new advances in software design, bringing its customers software tools quickly while new technology is being introduced in the rapidly changing electronics world. We don’t want to be your vendor; we want to be your software technology partner.

As our customer, we are committed to implementing all of your requests to improve your business. Our thorough consultation process ensures that you receive the software solution that best fulfills your circuit design requirements. Our goal is simply to provide, on a continuing basis, the best solutions possible for you.

We see a bright future ahead. We hope you are a part of it!

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