Cadence's Steve Chidester Loses Battle With Cancer


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We’re sad to report that our friend and colleague Steve Chidester succumbed to cancer today. Steve was in marketing for more than 30 years. He spent years as product marketing manager for Cadence Design Systems, and later served as VP of marketing and head of international marketing for Zuken. He returned to Cadence last year.

I first met Steve when I started covering this industry in 1999. He patiently walked me through the basics of EDA tools and pretty much gave me the lay of the land. 

Steve was just a great guy. He’d always tell journalists way more than we were used to hearing from marketing people. “Yeah, we really screwed up the timing on that release, didn’t we? Why did we do that?”

We’ll miss him.

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