DESIGN AUTOMATION CONFERENCE, SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 7, 2004 – IBM and Intel Corporation today announced their collaboration on a new Linux-based mobile workstation pilot designed to increase the productivity of engineers working in one of today’s most demanding computing fields — Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The new platform combines the strengths of Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, IBM ThinkPad notebooks and Cadence Design Systems software.

With IBM ThinkPad mobile workstations, engineers will be able to design and collaborate virtually anywhere while away from their offices. Intel developers are already using the solution in pilot form for engineering and product development functions, with plans for broader deployment starting in the second half of the year. Cadence, IBM and Intel representatives are demonstrating the solution this week at booth #1031 at the Design Automation Conference, an international meeting of electronics design professionals.