Philips Standardizes On Synopsys' Digital Front-End Design Platform

2/27/2003 - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), the world leader in integrated circuit (IC) design software, announced that Philips (NYSE: PHG) has signed a multi-year volume purchase agreement (VPA) with Synopsys for its front-end design platform. Synopsys' platform will become a design standard at Philips' semiconductor division, enabling it to develop complex digital ICs leveraging best-in-class design technology. Philips will use the technology for designs targeting its CMOS 12 (0.13 micron), CMOS 090 (0.09 micron) processes and beyond.

"It is extremely important for a company the size of Philips' semiconductor division to adopt and standardize on the best EDA tools available," said Lambert van den Hoven, vice president and general manager, Design Technology Group (DTG), Philips Semiconductors. "We have worked with Synopsys tools for a number of years to design deep sub-micron ICs in a variety of end devices. Standardizing on Synopsys' front-end for digital designs allows Philips to realize great efficiencies across its engineering community, and encourage common best practices in IC design. Synopsys' tools and solutions enable us to deliver the best products at the lowest risk."

"Partnering with Philips provides Synopsys with an opportunity to participate in developing some very exciting chips, given Philips' leading position in consumer electronics," said Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer, Synopsys. "With Philips' commitment to Synopsys' front-end design platform, we will jointly deliver state-of-the-art flows for 90 nanometers and below."

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for integrated circuit (IC) design. The company delivers technology-leading IC design and verification platforms to the global electronics market, enabling the development of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Synopsys also provides intellectual property and design services to simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California and is located in more than 60 offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Synopsys online at

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