Novatek Microelectronics Corp. is a leading fabless chip design company specializing in the design, development, and sales of a wide range of display driver IC & SoC solutions. Novatek’s chips help companies meet emerging needs for sophisticated flat-panel display and audio/video applications for all digital devices. For their latest mobile display SoC, Novatek partnered with Synopsys to incorporate advanced functionalities and features, focusing on selecting high-quality, power-optimized MIPI IP and Foundation IP on FinFET processes to accelerate their time to volume production.

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Novatek faced several key challenges in developing their latest mobile display SoC:

  • High-Quality Display IP: Needed high-quality display IP on FinFET processes with advanced low-power features.
  • Aggressive Time-to-Market: Required to meet aggressive time-to-market and cost requirements for mobile display SoC.
  • Proven Vendor: Sought a vendor with a proven track record, complete MIPI IP and Foundation IP solutions, and expert technical services.


Synopsys IP Solution provided a comprehensive solution for Novatek:

  • MIPI IP Portfolio: Included Synopsys MIPI C-PHY/D-PHY IP, CSI-2, and DSI-2 Controllers.
  • Embedded Memories and Logic Libraries: Utilized Synopsys Duet Packages of Embedded Memories and Logic Libraries.
  • Advanced Features: Integrated features such as shut-down, low-power escape, and ultra-low power state modes for optimizing energy consumption.


The implementation of Synopsys IP brought significant benefits to Novatek:

  • First-Pass Silicon Success: Achieved first-pass silicon success with high-quality MIPI display IP while meeting power and quality requirements.
  • Time-to-Market Savings: Significantly saved time-to-market, integrating the IP in 1 month and saving design time by more than 6 months.
  • Expert Technical Support: Received excellent technical support from an experienced engineering team that helped ease the integration.

By leveraging Synopsys’ high-quality MIPI IP portfolio and expert technical support, Novatek successfully accelerated their design process, achieving first-pass silicon success and significantly reducing time-to-market. This collaboration has set the stage for future engagements, with Novatek considering Synopsys’ IP for their next-generation display SoCs.