Synopsys Announces New Strategy to Deliver Broad Range of Silicon Libraries
Mountain View, Calif.--May 26, 1998--Synopsys (Mountain View) announced plans to provide customers with a broad range of high-density silicon libraries and enhanced library services and support. In addition to CBA and CBAII metal programmable libraries, the company will offer high-density standard cell, RAMs, and I/O libraries optimized for deep-submicron designs, and will begin to offer customized library services. By providing high-density silicon libraries for system-on-a-chip designs, Synopsys hopes to enable customers to concentrate on adding value through design and rapid deployment of intellectual property (IP) blocks, rather than on developing and maintaining silicon libraries.
In a January 1998 study entitled "The Library Subsegment: An Exploding Market," Dataquest estimates that between 1996 and 2001, the silicon library market will have a CAGR of 36.3 percent, growing to over $125 million. The report also highlighted the industry's growing need for "good physical libraries."
As part of the silicon library services, Synopsys offers the Direct Silicon Access (DSA) test chips which enables high modeling accuracy of the silicon library. The DSA services verify and validate the silicon library by establishing the link between simulation and measured results in silicon.
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