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Synopsys supports Dubai's first design center

Posted: 27 Sep 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Dubai design center? design services? 90nm?

The Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the region's innovation hub for high-technology industries, has chosen Synopsys Inc.'s Professional Services and Pilot Design Environment to establish the Dubai Circuit Design (DCD) center. This center is the region's first chip design center for physical implementation of advanced ICs.

Synopsys supported DCD with guidance in hiring staff and by providing management and technical expertise. The DCD office is now operational and engineers are fully trained on the latest Synopsys tools and technologies. DCD customers are creating multi-million gate, multi-voltage designs in 90nm and below process technologies by using the Synopsys' Pilot Design Environment and Professional Services.

The DCD will focus on delivering physical design services for U.S., European and Asian customers with a worldwide sales force. The center aims to become the leading regional force in chip design innovation using Synopsys tools, flows, and methodologies to implement complex silicon designs.

"Thanks to extensive assistance from Synopsys, this unique initiative has ramped up in less than three months," said Jihad Kiwan, DCD managing director and technology and investment generation executive director at DSOA. "Skilled and talented engineers have been recruited from different parts of the world to launch the operations of Dubai Circuit Design. DCD is an important part of DSOA's objective to create a pool of IC design talent in Dubai using expertise gained by working with Synopsys specialists in semiconductor and microelectronics design."

"Dubai Circuit Design is building a robust design capability for international companies looking to implement their chip designs," said Glenn Dukes, VP of professional services at Synopsys. "Synopsys' EDA software, highly integrated design flow, and consulting services help DCD engineers to predictably implement the complex designs that their customers are demanding."

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