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Synopsys' Silicon-Proven IP Solutions Integrated into Open-Silicon's Chips

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that Open-Silicon, a leading system-on-chip (SoC) design and semiconductor manufacturing company, has licensed and integrated 50 high-speed DesignWare® IP products into customers' chips with 100 percent first-pass silicon success.

The IP products include complete solutions consisting of configurable digital controllers, PHYs which support leading process technologies from 180 to 28 nanometers, verification IP, as well as analog front ends and data converters. In addition to integrating many of Synopsys' silicon-proven interface and analog IP products, Open-Silicon has incorporated building block and infrastructure IP from Synopsys' DesignWare Library into hundreds of designs. By accessing a broad range of pre-verified IP solutions from a trusted vendor, Open-Silicon has been able to consistently reduce integration and verification risk and shorten development cycles for their complex designs in a wide range of applications such as home networking, enterprise network processors, wireless base-stations, storage controllers and test equipment.

"Our customers look to us to execute complex interfaces with first time silicon success, including physical design, package design, and test engineering," said Taher Madraswala, vice president of engineering at Open-Silicon.  "Our 100 percent success rate when using DesignWare IP is a reflection of Open-Silicon's IP integration capability, our tight technical relationship with Synopsys' engineers, and the high quality of Synopsys' complete solutions of silicon-proven DesignWare IP."

As one of the initial members of the Synopsys IP OEM Partner Program, Open-Silicon has access to the entire Synopsys portfolio of interface and analog IP solutions. As companies increasingly turn to leading SoC design and semiconductor manufacturing vendors like Open-Silicon to help build their complex SoC designs, Synopsys is proactively partnering with these vendors to provide silicon-proven IP solutions, expert technical support and comprehensive documentation to mitigate project risks. Synopsys and Open-Silicon provide customers with high-quality IP and design services that help them bring their products to market faster and with more differentiated features.

"For more than 15 years, Synopsys has been providing SoC designers with a broad portfolio of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions consisting of digital controllers, PHYs and VIP that reduce integration risk and development cost and speed time-to-market for SoC designs," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys. "As one of the industry's top fabless ASIC companies, Open-Silicon is focused on customer service, low cost, design schedules and first-time correct silicon. Our OEM partnership with Open-Silicon enables a larger customer base to access pre-qualified DesignWare IP allowing them to reduce development costs and risk."



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