SAN JOSE, Calif. Fujitsu Ltd. and Synplicity Inc. said they will jointly develop a custom physical synthesis tool for Fujitsu's AccelArray structured ASICs.
The joint development agreement calls for the companies to produce an AccelArray-optimized version of Synplicity's Amplify physical synthesis software.
The companies said they will jointly define and Synplicity will develop the customized Amplify software for the AccelArray physical synthesis product.
When completed, Fujitsu will offer the customized version of the Amplify software as the preferred physical synthesis solution to AccelArray customers.
The partners said they hoped to provide a more complete ASIC solution by by bundling the physical synthesis software with the AccelArray platform.
The customized product will be available for AccelArray customers in the first quarter of 2005.