Alliance will help propel development of next-generation semiconductor designs, company says

 February 7, 2022

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Synopsys has joined the newly launched Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Accelerator EDA and IP Alliance to help chip designers address increasingly aggressive product development goals, Synopsys said in a release.

The alliance gives Synopsys early access to Intel’s process roadmap, process design kits, and more. According to Synopsys, it will provide mutual customers with electronic design automation (EDA) and intellectual property (IP) solutions that are optimized for high reliability, security, power, performance, and area for Intel processes and packaging technologies. As a result, customers can minimize design risks and enhance productivity across a wide range of applications, including high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, automotive, aerospace, and mobile, the company said.

“As part of our new IDM 2.0 strategy, IFS is partnering with leading companies like Synopsys to create a robust chip design ecosystem that will help our mutual customers turn silicon into sophisticated solutions that positively impact lives,” said Randhir Thakur, president, Intel Foundry Services, in the release. “Our silicon design and manufacturing expertise, combined with Synopsys EDA solutions and high-quality IP, will lead the way to new innovations that benefit our increasingly digital world.”

As Intel continues to advance its process and packaging technologies, mutual customers can reportedly achieve optimal results with Synopsys EDA products, which are certified on Intel’s process nodes. Synopsys’s silicon-proven DesignWare® Foundation and Interface IP portfolio on Intel processes is said to minimize integration risks while helping chip designers achieve first-pass silicon success.

“Synopsys’s joining Intel Foundry Services Alliance is a natural extension to our long history of successful collaboration with Intel, enabling designers to boost productivity and foster innovation,” said Sassine Ghazi, president and COO at Synopsys, in the release. “By bringing our EDA and IP solutions into Intel’s robust ecosystem, we enable our mutual customers to develop compelling products and accelerate time-to-market.”

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