Over 3,000 USB and 1,000 PCI Express IP Design Wins 

Use of Silicon-Proven Synopsys DesignWare IP by More than 600 Companies Demonstrates High Quality and Low Integration Risk 



Over 600 companies have used DesignWare IP for USB and PCI Express, including Samsung, IBM, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Freescale. See how these companies reduced their design risk and met their power and performance goals with DesignWare IP.

Samsung Standardizes on Synopsys DesignWare USB IP
“Outsourcing select IP lets our engineers focus on the value-added portions of the design such as quality, features and performance,” said K. H. Kim, vice president of ASIC business at System LSI division, Samsung Electronics. “This agreement with Synopsys will add industry-leading PCI Express and USB technology to the variety of proven IP cores provided by Samsung's ASIC business. Based on Samsung's diverse IP portfolio of high performance and feature-rich ASIC products, we can fully satisfy the high demands of our customers.”

Fairchild Semiconductor Achieves First-Pass Silicon Success with DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY IP
“With a tight development schedule and complex design requirements, we wanted to partner with a trusted and established IP vendor such as Synopsys,” said Jerry Johnston, senior director of switch and interface at Fairchild. “The Synopsys' DesignWare USB 2.0 nanoPHY IP offered us a solution that would incorporate all of our design needs and meet our time-to-market window. Synopsys' DesignWare IP is a high-quality product and will continue to be a key element of our future product developments.”

Freescale Licenses Synopsys' DesignWare IP Portfolio to Accelerate SoC Designs
“Access to Synopsys' very broad IP portfolio helps us keep pace with the complexities of new standard interfaces and migration to ultra-deep sub-micron processes,” said Ken Hansen senior fellow, vice president and chief technology officer at Freescale Semiconductor. “Freescale has chosen Synopsys because of its robust architectures, protocol certification record, extensive silicon validation process and worldwide support teams that are located near our key design centers. This will enable our designers to focus their efforts on delivering differentiated products to the market.”

IBM and Chartered Team With Synopsys for Mixed-Signal Connectivity IP at 65 nm
“High speed connectivity IP is a critical building block in many of today's leading edge designs. We selected Synopsys because of their expertise in complex mixed-signal connectivity IP and ability to deliver IP in the context of a complete solution,” said Steven Longoria, vice president, Semiconductor Technology Platform at IBM Technology Collaborations Solutions. “We are focused on continually expanding the Common Platform technology ecosystem with validated process-aware IP. These PHYs will be available to both our ASIC and foundry clients.”

Synopsys Accelerates Development of System-On-Chip Designs With Complete IP Solution for PCI Express 3.0
“Neterion is at the forefront of developing high-performance products for the enterprise computing market and PCI Express is a key technology for our product roadmap," said Dennis Shwed, vice president of hardware development at Neterion. "We have been very successful in incorporating the Synopsys DesignWare IP for PCI Express in our current products and are excited to see Synopsys aggressively embrace PCI Express 3.0. This is exactly what we have come to expect from an industry leader like Synopsys."

Synopsys Selected as TSMC's 2013 “Interface IP Partner of the Year” for Fourth Consecutive Year
“We selected Synopsys due to their continuous commitment to providing our mutual customers with high-quality IP that is TSMC-9000 compliant and because of Synopsys' excellent customer support,” said Suk Lee, TSMC senior director, design infrastructure marketing division. “This award recognizes Synopsys' success in delivering silicon-proven IP that helps designers build differentiated products and get to market quickly using TSMC process technology.”

Synopsys Achieves 100th Design Win with its 28-nm DesignWare® IP
“As an established IP provider, Synopsys has an extensive track record of delivering high-quality IP in leading process nodes,” said Michael Chang, chairman of technical board at Global Unichip Corp. (GUC). “Our close collaboration with Synopsys through the years has enabled GUC to successfully incorporate a broad range of proven DesignWare IP in our customers' most advanced SoC designs. Synopsys' 28-nm IP will enable us to deliver next-generation designs for our customers with excellent margin and yield, while meeting power, performance and area requirements.”

Synopsys DesignWare IP for PCI Express 3.0 Passes First PCI-SIG PCIe 3.0 Compliance Workshop
“As the leader in application-intelligent 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface software and hardware, we rely on Synopsys to provide us with high-performance PCI Express IP that helps us differentiate our products in the market,” said Andre Chartand, vice president of engineering at Solarflare. “Synopsys' high-quality IP for PCI Express 3.0, including the scalable I/O virtualization support necessary for our cloud and software defined networking offerings, as well as the company's superior technical support, were instrumental in the silicon success of our next-generation SFN7000 design.”

“Teledyne LeCroy has collaborated with Synopsys through multiple generations of DesignWare PCI Express IP to ensure interoperability and standards compliance,” said John Wiedemeier, PCI Express product marketing manager at Teledyne LeCroy. “Synopsys' ongoing commitment to performing extensive compliance testing to the latest specifications, including their recent success at the PCI-SIG Compliance Workshop, significantly lowers the barrier for designers to incorporate high speed PCIe interfaces into their chips.”

Synopsys' DesignWare SuperSpeed USB 3.0 IP Achieves More Than 40 Design Wins
“Working with Synopsys for our USB 3.0 controller, HDMI controller and PHY IP helped us mitigate our project risk and reach volume production with our first-pass silicon,” said Jonathan Jeacocke, vice president of engineering at DisplayLink. “In addition, we used Synopsys' HAPS® FPGA-based prototyping solution to build fully functional systems for at-speed testing of USB 3.0 and HDMI, including architecture validation, performance testing, software development and customer demonstrations. We've already started our next design with Synopsys' IP.”

“We taped-out Synopsys' DesignWare USB 3.0 host and USB 3.0 device in three chips targeted at the digital home and PC peripheral markets, and all are now shipping in mass production,” said Jessy Chen, executive vice president of Realtek Semiconductor Corporation. “We chose Synopsys DesignWare IP because of the company's excellent track record in USB 2.0. With Synopsys' USB 3.0 IP now fully certified and proven in our chips, we are certain we picked the right IP partner. We have been at the forefront of USB 3.0 development and integration, and have many innovative chips using Synopsys USB 3.0 IP coming in 2012.”

Open-Silicon Integrates 50 DesignWare Interface and Analog IP Products with 100 Percent Silicon Success
“Our customers look to us to execute complex interfaces with first time silicon success, including physical design, package design, and test engineering,” said Taher Madraswala, vice president of engineering at Open-Silicon. “Our 100 percent success rate when using DesignWare IP is a reflection of Open-Silicon's IP integration capability, our tight technical relationship with Synopsys' engineers, and the high quality of Synopsys' complete solutions of silicon-proven DesignWare IP.”

Wilocity Tapes-Out Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communication SoC Using Synopsys DesignWare IP
“As consumers demand greater mobility, device manufacturers are requiring advanced mobile computing platforms that enable them to deliver thin and light devices without sacrificing performance and functionality,” said Ido Naishtein, director of physical design at Wilocity. “Wilocity's use of proven DesignWare IP and close collaboration with Synopsys Professional Services has enabled us to successfully produce multi-gigabit wireless chips that are optimized for today's mobile devices.”

Synopsys Chosen as Primary EDA Partner by Hisilicon
“Since its founding, Hisilicon has carefully selected the key strategic partnerships that help us deliver high quality ICs and services to our customers,” said Teresa He, vice president of Hisilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. “We chose to partner with Synopsys because of their technology and proven ability to help make us successful. By helping us deploy advanced technologies such as the VMM verification methodology and advanced chip synthesis to improve design and verification productivity, Synopsys has reinforced our confidence in its short- and long-term technical leadership.”

Lantiq Meets Aggressive Performance Targets for 300 Mbps Bonded VDSL2 Home Gateway SoCs with DesignWare IP for PCI Express 2.0
“Synopsys DesignWare IP enabled us to achieve the aggressive performance targets we required for our next-generation home gateway solution. Although Synopsys is a large company with a deep IP portfolio, their support and R&D teams are very nimble and responsive.”
Mario Traeber, Senior Director of R&D, Lantiq

Parrot Achieves First-Pass Silicon Success with Synopsys DesignWare Audio Analog Codec and USB 2.0 IP
“To put it simply, we chose Synopsys IP because of the high-quality products that they deliver. We appreciate that the IP, documentation, and support are very controlled and organized. The quality of Synopsys’ IP exceeded our expectations and enabled us to achieve first-pass silicon success.”
Pierre Danzas, ASIC Sourcing Manager, Parrot

Realtek Achieves First Silicon Success for Industry’s First Certified USB 3.0 Card Reader with DesignWare USB 3.0 IP
“We offer a wide range of products in a highly competitive market, so we needed an IP supplier with reliable device, host, and multiple-port host USB 3.0 IP. Only Synopsys provided them all in a complete and flexible IP solution.”
Chi-Feng Wu, Director of Research and Design Center, Realtek

Case Study: InfoTM Microelectronics
“Synopsys’ reliability made us believe that integrating USB in our SoC would be problem-free, and it was.”
Chuck Liu, Engineering Manager, InfoTM Microelectronics Co.,Ltd

Case Study: Sunplus IT
“Synopsys USB IP brings a highly integrated device controller and PHY to my project.”
Jimmy Lee, Design Engineer, Sunplus IT

Case Study: Hisense
“It's so easy to integrate Synopsys IP into our SoC that it saved us time-to-market.”
Shoulei Zhao, Design Engineer, Hisense Company Limited



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