Synopsys' VCS Verilog Simulator Delivers Accurate Gate-level ASIC Simulation to Oki Semiconductor Customers
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.----May 25, 2000-- Oki Semiconductor and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), reported the adoption of VCS(TM) as the sign-off simulator for Oki's entire range of 0.35 and 0.25 micron ASICs.
Oki customers designing complex, multimillion-gate ASICs now can accurately simulate their designs at the gate-level using Synopsys' VCS version 5.1.
``We are seeing much better performance, accuracy and capacity with VCS on our system-on-a-chip designs,'' said Jamshed Qamar, vice president, engineering department, R&D division of Oki Semiconductor. ``Fast sign-off capability helps meet our customers' critical time to market requirements.''
``Synopsys is pleased with Oki's recommendation of VCS as a sign-off simulator,'' said Ghulam Nurie, vice president of marketing for Synopsys' verification technology group. ``Sign-off means 'quality' and 'confidence', providing a clean verification flow for our mutual customers designing complex, multimillion-gate ASICs.''
Oki's ASIC Products
Oki Semiconductor has a major presence in the ASIC market, with extensive research and development partnerships with leading tool vendors. Oki's family of very deep submicron ASICs meets the industry's need for high-performance, low-cost system-level solutions, fueling the transition to system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs. Oki's ASICs are developed using an innovative platform-based approach that enables higher levels of productivity, reduced cycle time, and lower development risk through the sharing and re-use of intellectual property blocks. Oki's innovative mPlat ASIC platform is the world's first true ARM-based SoC, enabling Oki's customers to develop custom ICs in less time than with conventional ASICs. Information on Oki Semiconductor and its products is available through its web site at http://www.okisemi.com.
VCS is the industry's highest performance Verilog simulator. Built on proven native compiled technology, it provides extremely fast simulation without requiring methodology changes. This combination makes VCS ideal for all design cycle phases. Supported by over 150 of the most advanced technology libraries currently available from every major semiconductor vendor worldwide, VCS has consistently obtained the Si2 Library Qualification Seal. VCS supports Open Verilog International and IEEE industry standards, and interfaces to leading third-party verification tools such as hardware/software co-verification, graphical debug and analysis, code coverage and testbench generation.
About Synopsys' Verification Solution
VCS is part of a powerful suite of Synopsys high-level verification products and services which includes Scirocco(TM), high-performance VHDL simulator; Cyclone®/VSS(TM) VHDL simulation; a comprehensive range of proven Logic Modeling® IP models and model development tools for simulation; Synopsys Eaglei® hardware/software co-verification tools; and, VERA(TM) testbench automation and analysis products to help meet the functional verification challenges of complex designs. These tools conform to current industry standards ensuring easy integration with customer design environments. For more information on the Synopsys verification solution, visit the worldwide web at http://www.synopsys.com/verifyit, contact your local Synopsys representative, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or, in North America, phone 800/346-6335.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), headquartered in Mountain View, California, creates leading electronic design automation (EDA) tools for the global electronics market. The company delivers advanced design technologies and solutions to developers of complex integrated circuits, electronic systems, and systems on a chip. Synopsys also provides consulting and support services to simplify the overall IC design process and accelerate time to market for its customers. Visit Synopsys at http://www.synopsys.com.
Synopsys, Logic Modeling, Cyclone and Synopsys Eaglei are registered trademarks and Scirocco, VCS, VSS, and VERA are trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.
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