FPGA synthesis leader will enhance performance, add new architecture support for latest Lattice FPGAsHILLSBORO, OR and SUNNYVALE, CA -- APRIL 18, 2005
-- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) and Synplicity Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYNP) today announced a multi-year extension of their longstanding agreement for Lattice to OEM Synplify synthesis tools, which currently support all Lattice digital programmable logic devices. The new OEM agreement ensures that Synplify will continue to be included in the Lattice ispLEVER design tool suite, and continued enhancements in performance and additions of new architecture support for the latest generation of Lattice FPGAs, including the new, non-volatile LatticeXP devices.
“We’re excited to extend our partnership with Synplicity,” said Chris Fanning, Lattice vice president of software. “Synplify is widely recognized as an exceptional FPGA synthesis tool, and our agreement means customers will continue to enjoy robust functionality and performance as part of our ispLEVER design tool suite.”
Joe Gianelli, Synplicity vice president of business development, said, “Lattice FPGAs are exciting new choices for FPGA designers. Synplicity is very pleased to continue its long-term relationship with Lattice, and to make available the industry leading Synplify synthesis tools to the growing number of Lattice FPGA customers.”Availability and pricing
The ispLEVER HDL-BASE design tool for Windows includes Synplify FPGA synthesis, and sells for $695. The product is available immediately. About the latest generation of Lattice FPGAs
The newest generation of Lattice FPGAs, LatticeXP devices employ a combination of SRAM and Flash technology to provide a non-volatile, in-system reconfigurable FPGA family that offers a single chip, secure solution for logic integration. The low cost, SRAM-based LatticeEC family provides the best DDR memory interface performance in its class, as well as economical SPI Flash memory configuration. The LatticeECP-DSP family adds a best-in-class multiplier-accumulator engine to the optimized architecture of the LatticeEC to support the expanding use of DSP functionality. Additional complementary device families are planned for announcement later this year.About Synplicity
Synplicity® Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNP) is a leading supplier of innovative synthesis, verification and physical implementation software solutions that enable the rapid and effective design and verification of semiconductors. Synplicity’s high-quality, high-performance tools significantly reduce costs and time-to-market for FPGA, structured/platform ASIC and cell-based/COT ASIC designers. The company’s underlying Behavior Extracting Synthesis Technology® (BEST™), which is embedded in its logical, physical and verification tools, and has led to Synplicity’s top position in FPGA synthesis, now provides the same fast runtimes and quality of results to ASIC and COT customers. The company’s fast, easy-to-use products support industry standard design languages (VHDL and Verilog) and run on popular platforms. Synplicity employs over 280 people in its 20 facilities worldwide. Synplicity is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information visit http://www.synplicity.com
.About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry’s broadest range of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable System Chips (FPSC), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Programmable Mixed-Signal Products (ispPAC) and Programmable Digital Interconnect Devices (ispGDX). Lattice also offers industry leading SERDES products.
Lattice is “Bringing the Best Together” with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of non-volatile programmable devices that deliver instant-on operation, security and “single chip solution” space savings.
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. Company headquarters are located at 5555 NE Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421, USA; telephone 503-268-8000, fax 503-268-8037. For more information about Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, visit http://www.latticesemi.comStatements in this news release looking forward in time are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including market acceptance and demand for our new products, our dependencies on our third party software suppliers, the impact of competitive products and pricing, technological and product development risks and other risk factors detailed in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Actual results may differ materially from forward-looking statements.
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