Sequence and Synopsys Reach Legal Settlement

8/13/2002 - Synopsys, the technology leader for complex integrated circuit (IC) design, and Sequence Design, the SoC Design Closure Company, completed a final settlement of the patent infringement suit brought by Sequence against Avant! Corporation (now part of Synopsys) in August, 2001. The specific terms of the settlement agreement are confidential but include limited cross-licenses of technology. The settlement does not include admission to any infringement. As a result of the settlement, the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, California, will be asked to issue a final order of dismissal.

About Sequence (
Sequence Design, Inc., the SoC Design Closure CompanySM, enables system-on-chip designers to efficiently bring higher-performance and lower-power integrated circuit designs quickly to fabrication. Sequence's design software and solutions give its more than 100 customers the competitive advantage they need to excel in aggressive technology markets, despite demanding complexity and time-to-market issues of sub-180 nanometer designs.

About Synopsys (
Synopsys, Inc., 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.

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