Synplify Pro Synthesis Tool Supports Xilinx's Virtex-4 FPGAs

9/20/2004 - Synplicity Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP), a leading supplier of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, announced that the latest version of its Synplify Pro® synthesis software provides full support for Xilinx's Virtex-4 FPGAs. Synplicity's Synplify Pro synthesis tool provides timing-driven synthesis for Virtex-4 devices, offering reduced area (cost) optimization once timing performance goals are met. Several other enhancements have been added to the latest version of the Synplify Pro software to improve device performance.

“The new Virtex-4 family of FPGAs is a revolutionary step in programmable device architecture, technology and system design capability, and we recognize that optimized design tools must be available to our customers in order for the unprecedented design capacity of Virtex-4 to be fully realized,” said Steve Lass, director of software product marketing at Xilinx, Inc. “Because Synplicity is committed to such advanced levels of innovation in the FPGA industry, we work closely with Synplicity to provide our mutual customers with best-in-class synthesis support that is needed to design today’s advanced FPGA devices.”

“Because we understand many FPGA designers quickly adopt the latest FPGA technology, it is important that we provide high-quality EDA support for these leading-edge devices as soon as they become available,” said Jeff Garrison, director of marketing for FPGA products at Synplicity. “With this latest version of our Synplify Pro software, we believe Virtex-4 designers will get the best quality of results and technical support for FPGA synthesis.

Pricing and Availability
The Synplify® 7.7 software is available now. Pricing for the Synplify software starts at $9,500 ( U.S.). For more information visit Synplicity’s Web site at

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® (BESTTM), 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

Synplicity, Behavior Extracting Synthesis Technology, Synplify and Synplify Pro are registered trademarks of Synplicity Inc. BEST is a trademark of Synplicity Inc.

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