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Synopsys, ST team up on SI sign-off tools

Posted: 03 Feb 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:collaboration tools? sign-off SI? analysis timing?

Synopsys Inc. and STMicroelectronics have further expanded their long-standing relationship and technical collaboration. The two companies have a long history of collaborations that have brought to market full-chip static timing analysis, formal equivalence checking and SI sign-off tools. Synopsys and ST have agreed to once again join forces to accelerate the development of methodologies and flows for low-power and high-performance SoC timing sign-off to reliably unleash the full performance potential of advanced technology nodes, while keeping runtimes under control for quick time-to-market.

As part of this collaboration, ST has chosen Synopsys' PrimeTime solution as the foundation for its golden timing analysis and sign-off methodology. The collaboration includes focused initiatives to accelerate and expand the deployment of Synopsys' broad portfolio of timing analysis technology to ST's SoC design teams worldwide, including advanced composite current source modeling, statistical timing analysis, and advanced signal integrity and IR-drop-based delay calculation.

"We chose to team with Synopsys because of the breadth of their advanced timing technology, their ability to deliver good quality support globally and the long track-record of collaboration successes between our two companies," said Philippe Magarshack, group VP of ST's technology R&D. "By expanding our collaboration with Synopsys, we expect to quickly deploy all the right timing-analysis techniques to attain greater productivity and keep ST at the forefront of the SoC semiconductor industry."

"Once again, Synopsys and STMicroelectronics are joining forces to advance timing analysis and signoff," said Antun Domic, senior VP and general manager of Synopsys' implementation group. "Expanding our relationship continues the extraordinary success of the PrimeTime and PrimeTime SI solutions, leveraging the more than 10 years of deep technical collaboration between the R&D teams of the two companies."





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