IC Compiler

Place and Route System

The IC Compiler™ place and route system is a single, convergent, chip-level physical implementation tool. It includes flat and hierarchical design planning, placement, clock tree synthesis, routing and optimization, manufacturability, and low-power capabilities that enable on schedule delivery of advanced designs. For Synopsys’ latest place-and-route system refer to IC Compiler II


  • IC Compiler is a complete place-and-route system for established and emerging process technology node designs.
  • IC Compiler hierarchical design technology enables powerful design planning and early chip level exploration/analysis features to handle large, complex designs.
  • IC Compiler delivers smaller die size with predictable design closure to reduce the cost of design.
  • IC Compiler with Zroute digital router technology utilizes advanced routing algorithms, concurrent manufacturability optimizations and multi-threading, to improve manufacturability and deliver faster turn-around-time.
  • IC Compiler In-Design technology seamlessly integrates the IC Validator signoff DRC and metal fill solution allowing designers to mitigate manufacturing compliance challenges in the implementation stage for faster signoff closure.
  • IC Compiler is part of the Synopsys Design Platform and is tightly correlated to the industry-standard signoff solutions — PrimeTime® SI and StarRC™ with value links to Design Compiler® Graphical. 
IC Compiler and IC Compiler II are the comprehensive place and route engines of the Synopsys Design Platform