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... for the implementation of sound, long-term tax policies that promote the global competitiveness of the U.S. high technology industry.

The Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group is composed of representatives from leading high-technology companies with corporate offices predominantly located in the area between San Francisco and San Jose, California (widely known as the "Silicon Valley"). The group was formed in 1981.

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Dean Ozawa

B.A. University of California, Davis; C.P.A.

Vice President, Corporate Tax

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

2655 Seely Avenue, Building 5

San Jose, California 95134

Professional Organizations

Tax Executives Institute


Seven years of public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP. Joined Cadence Design Systems, Inc. in March, 1994. Promoted to Vice President in November 2001. Responsible for managing corporate tax function.

Company Profile

Cadence is a leading supplier of electronic design technologies and engineering services. Cadence products and services are used to accelerate and manage the design of semiconductors, computer systems, networking equipment, telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and other electronics based products. With approximately 5,700 employees and 2013 revenues of approximately $1.46 billion, Cadence has sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, and trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol CDNS.

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