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Synopsys acquires Sandwork Design

Sandwork's technologies expand Synopsys' portfolio with advanced analogue and mixed-signal verification solutions

(PresseBox) (Mountain View, CA, ) Synopsys today announced that it has acquired Sandwork Design, Inc., a privately held, Mountain View, California-based provider of analogue and mixed-signal (AMS) verification solutions. Sandwork's approach to verification enables engineers to efficiently analyse and debug complex AMS systems on chips (SoCs). Sandwork's products, combined with Synopsys' industry leading Discovery(TM) AMS solution, deliver a comprehensive environment for verification and debug. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

"Debug and analysis are critical in analogue design and verification," said Paul Lo, senior vice president and general manager, Synopsys AMS group. "Sandwork's widely deployed tools like SPICE Explorer and WaveView Analyzer complement our existing solution, adding valuable analogue and mixed-signal verification capabilities to Synopsys' portfolio. This acquisition will enable tight integration between Sandwork's tools and Synopsys' Discovery AMS simulators."

Already interoperable with the Synopsys Discovery AMS simulators HSPICE(R), HSIM(R) and Nanosim(R), the Sandwork tools include SPICE Explorer(TM), a transistor level design debugging environment, WaveView Analyzer(TM) a high capacity, high performance AMS waveform analyser, and SpiceCheck(TM) for fast electrical rule checks of transistor level netlists.

"Low power requirements, third party IP integration, and increasing design complexity are putting extreme pressure on design teams' ability to meet already aggressive schedules," said Dr. Jack Yao, CEO of Sandwork. "The combination of Synopsys' advanced analogue verification solution and Sandwork's proven analysis, verification and debug tools will help alleviate this pressure and help enable our customers to further reduce development costs and deliver complex , high performance chips." All Sandwork products are immediately available through the local Synopsys sales offices.

Synopsys, Inc.

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter von Electronic-Design-Automation-(EDA)-Software für Entwürfe im Halbleiterbereich. Die Firma liefert technologie-führende Halbleiter-Entwurfs- und Verifikationsplattformen sowie IC-Fertigungssoftware für den globalen Elektronikmarkt und ermöglicht somit die Entwicklung und Produktion komplexer integrierter Schaltungen und elektronischer Systeme. Mit seinen umfassenden Lösungen adressiert Synopsys die wesentlichen Herausforderungen, mit denen sich Entwickler und Hersteller heute konfrontiert sehen, darunter Power-Management, verkürzte Time-To-Yield sowie System-To-Silicon-Verifikation. Synopsys hat seinen Hauptsitz in Mountain View, Kalifornien, und unterhält mehr als 60 Büros in Nordamerika, Europa, Japan und Asien. Besuchen Sie Synopsys online unter http://www.synopsys.com/.