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EMA Design Automation marks 30 years

Rochester-based provider of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions remembers milestones, innovations and accomplishments


EMA Design Automation Inc., Rochester NY-based full-service provider and innovator of electronic design automation (EDA) solutions, is celebrating 30 years since it began selling EDA tools in North America.

EMA Throwback Photo from 2003.

“I am proud, but humbled, with the accomplishments we have made, the respect that we have received, and the partnerships we have established in the industry,” said Manny Marcano, president and CEO of EMA. “Our fantastic team at EMA strives to serve our current customers, as well as attract new customers with our commitment for continued excellence.”

Began relationship with Cadence Design Systems

EMA began a relationship with Cadence Design Systems in 1998 selling the Cadence Studio-level Allegro product line. Today EMA sells both the Cadence Allegro and OrCAD product lines, as well as several EMA products, including Ultra Librarian, TimingDesigner and Circuitspace, to expand and enhance the user experience. EMA is also proud to have earned the Cadence Channel Partner of the Year award multiple times, given to a single recipient among Cadence’s 50+ global channel partners each year.

In addition to Cadence, EMA has secured other partnerships in the industry, including SiliconExpert, DigiKey, and Arena, to name a few. Each of these alliances builds and strengthens the EMA portfolio, enabling EMA to provide a robust and effective EDA design solution for its customers. The industry has recognized EMA’s accomplishments earning them a place in the Inc 500 list two years in a row.