SAN FRANCISCO -- Cadence Design Systems ( CDNS) beat the Street's third-quarter estimates on Wednesday and predicted it would meet analysts' expectations in the next quarter.The San Jose, Calif.-based company, which makes semiconductor design software, said EPS was 24 cents on net income of $72.7 million. In the prior year's period, EPS was 14 cents on a net of $42.1 million. The stock was down 10 cents, or 0.5%, to $21.59 in after-hours trading. The company met analysts' expectations when it reported $400.9 million in revenue for the quarter, up 9.5% year from a year ago, when revenue was $366.1 million. Excluding items, EPS was 33 cents on net income of $97.4 million, vs. $81.4 million in the year-ago period. Analysts were expecting EPS, less items, of 32 cents on a bottom line of $96.9 million, according to Thomson Financial. Cadence said it expects revenue to range from $465 million to $475 million in the fourth quarter. EPS, excluding items, should be 45 cents to 47 cents. Analysts were expecting $468.1 million and EPS of 46 cents.