"We are focused on growing our business and contributing to establishing the Philippines as a center of semiconductor excellence. Custom Designer's ease of use, productivity and interoperability have allowed us to meet the needs of our diverse international customer base."
|Jerome Avondo |
CEO and President
"DRC correction in custom layout is a difficult and time-consuming activity, and we often have to go through multiple iterations to fix all errors. Bringing automation to this task will help increase engineering productivity and eliminate a tedious step in getting the layout finalized."
|Ebi Abedifard |
Vice President of Engineering
"A single platform for both custom and cell-based design gives us the productivity gains we need to implement our complex mixed-signal designs more quickly. Custom Designer's tight integration within the Galaxy Implementation Platform provided us with a streamlined design flow, allowing us to focus more on our design and less on tool integration issues."
|Dr. Lutz Porombka |
Creative Chips, Inc.
"Smart phone customers demand the highest-quality images, so it is critical that we deliver camera modules early enough to be built into the next generation of phones. Synopsys' Custom Designer, coupled with expert field support, provides the most productive and complete custom implementation solution needed to meet our customers' requirements on schedule."
|Roland Pudelko |
Chief Executive Officer
"To support our custom memory IP business, we needed a complete, integrated custom IC design tool suite that could be rapidly adopted and deployed. The unified custom IC design solution from Synopsys, including Custom Designer, provides the productivity and performance our engineers need to quickly design and tape out IP at the 28-nanometer node."
|Patrick Soheili |
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development and General Manager of IP Solutions
"We switched to Synopsys’ custom solution because it offered greater productivity for our large, complex designs compared to our previous solution. We also found that Custom Designer’s open, standards-based environment made migration straightforward, with no impact to our design schedules. This was an important factor in our decision to adopt Synopsys."
General Manager and Vice President of Engineering
"The iPDK collaboration with Synopsys is a continuation of our design enablement initiative. With the delivery of iPDKs, we are able to address a broader market segment with our leading process technologies and give our customers more choices in adopting new EDA solutions such as Synopsys' Custom Designer."
|Henry Law |
Vice President of Technology Development
"The introduction of Custom Designer as part of the Galaxy Design Platform provides a complete cell-based and custom design capability that we are currently deploying on our next-generation HDRC® sensor array design. Custom Designer was easy to adopt, and offers significant productivity improvements over other solutions."
|Wolfram Klingler |
Senior Manager, IC Design Tools
"With shrinking silicon geometries, there is a growing need for on-chip temperature monitoring to increase IC longevity and optimize performance. It is important for us to quickly and reliably develop our temperature sensor IP across multiple process nodes to meet the increased demand. We chose Synopsys’ custom solution because its advanced capabilities and streamlined integration provides the productivity and performance that our engineers need to quickly design and port the IP between 65-nanometer, 40-nanometer and 28-nanometer nodes while maintaining the accuracy and integrity of the design"
|Stephen Crosher |
"We are pleased to see that Synopsys has entered the custom design market. Given Synopsys' history of technological innovation we will be watching with interest as they develop solutions to solve the tough challenges facing custom designers today."
|Hisaharu Miwa |
General Manager, Design Technology Division, LSI Product Technology Unit
Renesas Technology Corp
"To manage complexity and reduce the development times of our mixed-signal designs, we need a unified methodology for digital and analog implementation. Using Synopsys’ unified physical implementation solution on a 32-bit microcontroller design we reduced the cycle time by 25 percent from initial floorplanning to final tapeout, as compared to our previous flow. We also experienced a 2X productivity gain when performing late-stage layout ECOs, at a time in the project when schedules were compressed and time was at a premium."
|Didier-Jerome Martin |
Physical Implementation Manager
"TowerJazz and Synopsys have been working together to create and promote iPDKs as an open standard for the custom design community so engineering teams only need to develop a single PDK for each process node, reducing development costs and design cycle times. Synopsys’ world-class team provided TowerJazz with on-site iPDK training as well as expertise in iPDK interoperability and validation methodologies. This collaboration further expands our relationship to offer a comprehensive, open analog/mixed-signal design solution."
Vice President of Design Center and Design Enablement
"The AMS Reference Flow 2.0 delivers new analog/mixed-signal design automation capabilities for advanced process nodes. Custom Designer's environment provides a platform for rapidly developing new design capabilities and integrating TSMC advanced process technology."
|Suk Lee |
Director of Design Infrastructure Marketing
"The growing analog content and complexity of systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) using 45-nm and 40-nm technology today, moving soon to 28-nm and 22-nm technology, requires an integrated, full-featured analog and digital implementation solution, and strong interoperability among all the key EDA ingredients, allowing full support of legacy analog IP. We are very pleased that Synopsys' Custom Designer plans to provide all the features that advanced SoC designers are looking for, along with native OpenAccess support, which should allow smooth plug-and-play in our custom design environment, and quick migration for our legacy IP."
|Philippe Magarshack |
Group Vice President, Technology R&D
"We are creating new business models and innovations such as iPDK under TSMC's Open Innovation Platform. Synopsys has a highly skilled and dedicated team with expertise in developing advanced, high-quality interoperable PDKs, and offers the industry's most open custom design platform that supports iPDKs. This collaborative approach will help to more quickly deliver iPDKs to our mutual customers so that they can begin capitalizing on the benefits of an interoperable ecosystem."
|ST Juang |
Senior Director of Design Infrastructure Marketing
"Designer productivity should quickly improve with Custom Designer's new capabilities. Additionally, the open environment and support for interoperable process design kits should enhance design reuse and portability. The 2009.06 release of Custom Designer continues Synopsys' established record of delivering differentiated capabilities with the same high quality, ease-of-use and enhanced productivity that we have come to expect."
|Anand Valavi |
Group Head, Manager, Analog Mixed Signal Group
"We have a large, growing and diverse global customer base that depends on us to deliver competitive technology and cost-optimized solutions. Many of our customers also depend on Synopsys EDA tools, including Custom Designer. Synopsys and X-FAB have worked together to provide customers with both leading-edge CMOS technology and a productive, modern AMS implementation solution."
|Dr. Jens Kosch |
Chief Technical Officer