Tech's Top Turnaround Artists

By Bloomberg Rankings and Marcus Chan - 2013-10-18T00:20:24Z

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7. Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence Design Systems

Before: Cadence's total return was down 79.6 percent in the two years before the company announced Lip-Bu Tan would be the new CEO. By comparison, the S&P 500's total return was down 33.5 percent during that same period.

After: Since Tan's appointment in January 2009, Cadence's stock had a total return of 283.9 percent as of Oct. 11. By comparison, the S&P 500 had a total return of 109.3 percent during the same period.