Synopsys Awarded TSMC's Interface IP Partner of the Year

Technology Leadership and Outstanding Customer Support Cited as Key Selection Criteria
(PresseBox) (Mountain View, Calif., ) Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced that it received TSMC's 2011 Interface IP Partner of the Year Award. Synopsys was selected based on customer feedback, TSMC-9000 compliance, technical support excellence and number of customer tapeouts. Synopsys' DesignWare® Interface IP portfolio includes widely used protocols such as USB, DDR, PCI Express, HDMI, MIPI and SATA that are offered in a broad range of processes from 180-nanometer (nm) to 28-nm.

"Our selection of Synopsys is an endorsement of their successful TSMC-9000 compliance and commitment to excellent customer support," said Suk Lee, director of design infrastructure marketing at TSMC. "Our ongoing collaboration with Synopsys results in our mutual customers getting the IP they need to meet their SoC design goals."

"TSMC and Synopsys share a commitment to delivering high-performance, high-quality IP that helps designers mitigate their project risks, and Synopsys is honored to be recognized for this commitment for the second year in a row," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP and systems at Synopsys. "With the extensive portfolio of DesignWare IP products that are silicon-proven across a broad spectrum of TSMC processes, designers can reduce their integration risk and focus on the design blocks that differentiate their chips."

About DesignWare IP

Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes complete interface IP solutions consisting of controllers, PHY and verification IP for widely used protocols, analog IP, embedded memories, logic libraries and configurable processor cores. In addition, Synopsys offers SystemC(TM) transaction-level models to build virtual prototypes for rapid, pre-silicon development of software. With a robust IP development methodology, reuse tools, extensive investment in quality and comprehensive technical support, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit: http://www.synopsys.com/.... Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/....

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