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Alchip Standardizes on Synopsys’ Galaxy Design Platform for 90-nm SoC Designs 

Silicon-Proven RTL-to-GDSII Flow Reduces Risk and Speeds Time-to-Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -September 11, 2006- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that Alchip Technologies, a leading fabless ASIC company, has used Synopsys' Galaxy™ Design Platform to develop numerous 90-nanometer (nm) designs with up to 60 million gates operating at 500 MHz. As a result of these design successes, Alchip has standardized on the Galaxy design platform for its 90-nm designs. The Galaxy design flow has helped enable Alchip to meet tight time-to-market requirements and produce high-quality systems-on-chips (SoCs) with reduced risk and predictable results.

"Synopsys is one of our important electronic design automation (EDA) vendors with an excellent reputation for design collaboration and customer support. Their Galaxy flow is comprehensive and has good performance," said Kinying, president and CEO of Alchip. "We have enjoyed a close working relationship with Synopsys for several years and have had excellent results incorporating many of their tools in our implementation flow."

"We value our relationship with Alchip, one of the most advanced design companies in China," said Antun Domic, senior vice president and general manager, Synopsys Implementation Group. "The Galaxy design platform plays a key role in enabling Alchip to achieve predictable success throughout the design cycle, and we look forward to working closely with them in the future as they develop more complex 90-nm SoCs."

About Alchip Technologies
Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Alchip Technologies is a leading fabless ASIC/SoC provider for the world's top system and semiconductor companies. Founded in 2002 by semiconductor veterans from Silicon Valley and Japan, Alchip delivers silicon design and manufacturing solutions that provide customers with time-to-market advantages. Alchip has proven its capabilities in the fabless ASIC field by successfully delivering on-time first silicon success for high-end and complex SoC designs at 0.13um, 90nm and 65nm. With 170 employees worldwide, Alchip has offices in Shin-Yokohama, Japan, Santa Clara, CA, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan and Shanghai, China. For more information about Alchip, please visit alchip.com.

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in EDA software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market, enabling the development and production of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Synopsys also provides intellectual property and design services to simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com.

Synopsys is a registered trademark of Synopsys, Inc. Galaxy is a trademark of Synopsys. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.



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