Qualified and Recommended Physical Synthesis Software for Fujitsu AccelArray Structured ASICs
Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. (FMA), and Synplicity Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP) today announced the availability of Synplicity’s new Amplify® AccelArray™ Pro software, a physical synthesis solution uniquely optimized for Fujitsu AccelArray structured ASIC devices.
The Amplify AccelArray Pro software is fully qualified by Fujitsu and is integrated into the new AccelArray design kit. The new design kit enables AccelArray customers to dramatically improve the efficiency of their design process and their ability to generate clean, one-pass hand-offs, resulting in lower project investment and greatly reduced risk.
AccelArray from Fujitsu is an innovative structured ASIC device that leverages Fujitsu’s proven ASIC design and system-level expertise as well as its IP development technologies to enable customers to achieve high-performance designs with extremely fast design schedules. An ideal solution for imaging applications that require high-speed processing, as well as for the storage and networking, telecommunications, and industrial automation markets, AccelArray delivers lower power consumption, higher performance, and dramatically reduced development costs.
“By partnering with Synplicity, we were able to provide a design environment that enables customers to maximize the performance, density and time-to-market advantages of AccelArray devices,” said Fujio Nakanishi, deputy general manager of the ASIC, network and communication products division of Fujitsu Limited. “We are pleased to recommend Synplicity’s Amplify AccelArray Pro physical synthesis and floor-planning software to Fujitsu’s AccelArray customers.”
Andy Haines, vice president of marketing at Synplicity added, “Our partnership with Fujitsu goes back more than three years, during which time the company announced its full support of our Synplify ASIC® tool for cell-based ASIC designs. Today’s announcement reinforces our common goal of delivering software solutions that meet our customers’ most stringent design requirements. Our close partnership with Fujitsu allows us to deliver a highly automated, accurate and user-friendly physical synthesis solution for structured ASIC customers using Fujitsu devices.”
About Amplify AccelArray Pro Software
Developed in close cooperation with Fujitsu, Synplicity’s Amplify AccelArray Pro software provides a single integrated design environment, allowing AccelArray structured ASIC customers to floorplan their design, perform physical synthesis, interactively analyze and modify their AccelArray design based on physical results and generate a legalized placement that meets handoff criteria. At the time of hand-off, Synplicity’s patented SNAP™ (Sensitive Net Analysis and Prevention) technology has additionally configured the circuit topology to provide predictable routing. The software thus generates a legally placed gates design, with timing closely correlated to the timing of the final routed design. This close correlation allows Fujitsu to quickly close timing after hand-off, eliminating iterations between the designer and Fujitsu.
The new AccelArray design kit with Amplify AccelArray Pro software is available for immediate delivery.
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers’ success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$44.5 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. For more information, please see: http://www.fujitsu.com
About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America. For more information about AccelArray please see http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/accelarray
Synplicity® Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP) is a leading supplier of innovative synthesis, verification and physical implementation software solutions that enable the rapid and effective design and verification of semiconductors. Synplicity’s high-quality, high-performance tools significantly reduce costs and time-to-market for FPGA, structured/platform ASIC and cell-based/COT ASIC designers. The company’s underlying Behavior Extracting Synthesis Technology® (BEST™ ), which is embedded in its logical, physical and verification tools, and has led to Synplicity’s top position in FPGA synthesis, now provides the same fast runtimes and quality of results to ASIC and COT customers. The company’s fast, easy-to-use products support industry standard design languages (VHDL and Verilog) and run on popular platforms. Synplicity employs over 280 people in its 20 facilities worldwide. Synplicity is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information visit http://www.synplicity.com.
This Press Releases contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to the performance and achievements of the Amplify AccelArray Pro used in conjunction with Fujitsu’s products. In some cases, you will be able to identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “believes” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual achievements or performance of the integrated verification flow to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, including the performance and quality of Synplicity’s products relative to other comparable software, latent defects, design flaws or other problems with the Amplify AccelArray Pro software and the growth and changing technical requirements in the ASIC market. For additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Synplicity, see its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other periodic reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Although Synplicity believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, Synplicity cannot guarantee the future performance or achievements of its software. In addition, neither Synplicity nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these forward-looking statements. Synplicity disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.
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