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APAC IC Adopts Synopsys Galaxy Custom Designer Solution to Meet Growing Analog/Mixed-Signal IC Design Service Demand
Feb 05, 2010 (03:02 PM EST)


Modern Architecture and Unified Design and Verification Environment Key to Productivity

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that APAC IC Layout Consultant, Inc., a global provider of IC physical design services, has adopted Synopsys' Galaxy Custom Designer™ implementation solution. APAC IC, based in the Philippines, benefited from the ease with which Galaxy Custom Designer can be adopted to quickly achieve high productivity for its team of layout engineers servicing a worldwide customer base. APAC IC selected Galaxy Customer Designer because of its productive and streamlined design environment and its openness for interoperability. APAC IC's custom design flow also includes Synopsys' HSPICE® circuit simulation, CustomSim™ FastSPICE simulator, Hercules™ physical verification and StarRC™ parasitic extraction solutions.

"We are focused on growing our business and contributing to establishing the Philippines as a center of semiconductor excellence," said Jerome Avondo, CEO and president of APAC IC. "Custom Designer's ease of use, productivity and interoperability have allowed us to meet the needs of our diverse international customer base."

Custom Designer is a modern-era custom implementation solution that delivers superior ease-of-use and leverages Synopsys' Galaxy™ Implementation Platform to provide a unified solution for custom and digital designs. Custom Designer is architected for productivity and is built on an open environment that supports interoperable PDKs (iPDKs) and standard languages to facilitate design reuse and exchange both within and between companies.

"APAC IC's adoption of Custom Designer is a testament to the growing ecosystem of companies that support the needs of our customers," said Farhad Hayat, senior director of product marketing at Synopsys. "Custom Designer's integration with our circuit simulation, physical verification and RC extraction tools provides a comprehensive and highly productive environment for analog and custom digital design teams."

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com.

Synopsys, CustomSim, Galaxy, Galaxy Custom Designer, Hercules, HSPICE and StarRC are registered trademarks or trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

Editorial Contacts:

Sheryl Gulizia

Synopsys, Inc.

650-584-8635

sgulizia@synopsys.com


Lisa Gillette-Martin

MCA, Inc.

650-968-8900 ext. 115

lgmartin@mcapr.com

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.