PARIS – IC supplier Micronas Semiconductor announced it has standardized on Synopsys’ design and verification solutions for automotive applications.
Synopsys said solutions include Galaxy Custom Designer for custom IC design, HSPICE for circuit simulation, StarRC for gate-level and transistor-level extraction, IC Compiler for place and route, IC Validator for physical verification and VCS for functional verification.
Micronas and Synopsys said they collaborated to deliver a customized front-to-back analog and digital design flow.
Commenting on the collaboration, Dirk Behrens, vice president Automotive at Micronas, declared: “The automotive industry is characterized by increasingly complex electronic systems, shorter innovation cycles and a steady rise in safety and quality requirements.”
Behrens continued: “Our new partnership with Synopsys gives us an improved interoperability between the different tools and will enable us to influence future tool versions, thus giving us better, earlier access to advanced technologies in that area.”