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Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity Expand Partnership

Lattice Selects Synplicity as its Exclusive Logic Synthesis Solutions Provider

(PresseBox) (Hillsboro, Ore., & Sunnyvale, CA., ) Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), a leading supplier of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), and Synplicity®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNP), a leading supplier of innovative IC design and verification solutions, today announced an expansion to the companies existing OEM agreement. Under the terms of the new agreement, Synplicity will be Lattice Semiconductor s exclusive synthesis partner, and Lattice will broaden its synthesis offering in its ispLEVER® design tool suite to include the industry-leading Synplify Pro® logic synthesis software for higher-level designs. As of May 2008, Lattice will distribute only the Synplify® and Synplify Pro synthesis products with its FPGAs and complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs). The companies also will work to deliver expanded support of the Synplify® DSP solution to algorithmic designers who seek to accelerate their DSP designs using Lattice FPGAs.

"A critical ispLEVER design tool priority for Lattice continues to be a focus on delivering industry leading timing closure capability to FPGA designers," said Chris Fanning, corporate vice president, enterprise solutions, Lattice Semiconductor. "Lattice is excited to now bundle Synplify Pro s leading FPGA synthesis technology with our ispLEVER design tool suite, and to offer our customers better performance and logic efficiency capabilities."

According to Joe Gianelli, vice president of business development and strategic alliances, Synplicity, "We are very pleased to become the exclusive synthesis provider for our long term partner Lattice. With this deeper relationship, Lattice and Synplicity will work together more effectively to improve our collective tool flows for increased customer satisfaction. Designers will now be able to access the advanced features of our Synplify Pro product, especially when using exciting new Lattice devices such as the Lattice ECP2M(TM) , LatticeXP2(TM) and LatticeSC(TM) families of high-performance FPGAs."

Synplicity s Synplify and Synplify Pro synthesis software products support all Lattice devices, including the new LatticeECP2M and LatticeXP2 FPGA families, creating powerful solutions for aerospace, wireless, telecom and digital multimedia applications. Through advanced 90-nm silicon technology, an optimized architecture and proprietary circuit design, Lattice devices reduce total solution costs.

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation ( provides the industry s broadest range of Programmable Logic Devices (PLD -, including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA-, Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD-, Mixed-Signal Power Management( and Clock Generation Devices(, and industry-leading SERDES( products.

Lattice continues to deliver "More of the Best" to its customers with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of high-performance (, non-volatile and low-cost FPGAs.

Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets. For more information, visit

Forward Looking Statements

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Synplicity, Inc.

Synplicity®, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNP) is a leading supplier of innovative IC design and verification solutions that serve a wide range of communications, military/aerospace, semiconductor, consumer, computer, and other electronic applications markets. Synplicity's FPGA implementation tools provide outstanding performance, cost and time-to-market benefits by simplifying, improving and automating logic synthesis, physical synthesis, analysis and debug for programmable logic designs. Synplicity's ESL synthesis solutions significantly improve productivity for DSP designs realized in ASIC and FPGA devices. The Confirma(TM) at-speed verification platform, comprising software tools and the HAPS(TM) family of prototyping systems, enables both comprehensive verification of ASIC, ASSP and SoC designs and software development prior to chip tapeout. Synplicity is the number one supplier of FPGA synthesis tools and its physical synthesis and ASIC verification technologies are the recipients of several prestigious industry awards. The company operates in more than 20 facilities worldwide and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information visit