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Our original Front-End Design (FED) R&D leader was Nimish Modi. He has now expanded his role here at Cadence to include systems-level and verification, in addition to FED. If you don't know him, he's a very insightful guy. I would encourage you to check out the interview he recently gave at Pradeep Chakraborty's blog.
From reading that, you can see some of the new directions Cadence is focusing on, especially with the new C-to-Silicon product. And he also describes how we have pulled together all our production-proven low power capabilities into a higher-level solution. You will also see some insight as to what other higher-level solutions we are working on.