Synplicity's Synplify Pro Improves Performance of Lattice FPGAs

11/30/2005 - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC), a leading supplier of in-system programmable logic devices, and Synplicity Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP), a leading supplier of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, has announced that the 8.4 version of Synplicity's Synplify Pro product will provide additional performance enhancing features for Lattice Semiconductor's FPGA devices. Designers utilizing the Synplify Pro 8.4 software along with Lattice Semiconductor's FPGAs can expect to achieve up to a 20 percent performance improvement and significant area savings compared to competitive solutions. These improvements are the result of an ongoing strategic relationship between Lattice and Synplicity that ensures their mutual customers are provided with the best performance and time-to-market benefits.

"Our long-standing and close working relationship with Lattice Semiconductor allows us to provide best-in-class support for all of Lattice's newest FPGA device families," said Jeff Garrison, director of FPGA products at Synplicity. "Our 8.4 release of Synplify Pro software adds many new performance-enhancing features like pipelining, re-timing, automatic RAM inferencing and inferring sequential shift operations in the RTL for implementation in RAM that result in substantial performance improvements for Lattice FPGAs."

"Performance improvement translates into more effective timing closure and lower cost solutions for our FPGA customers," said Tim Schnettler, director of Design Tools Marketing at Lattice Semiconductor. "Synplicity is an industry leading provider of FPGA software and we believe our strengthened partnership will be a source of continual innovation and improvement for years to come."

Joint Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity seminar series
Over the next two quarters, Lattice Semiconductor and Synplicity plan to hold a seminar series detailing the performance benefits that can be achieved by using Synplicity's synthesis products with Lattice Semiconductor's FPGAs and CPLDs. The seminar series will include a technical discussion about the newest generation of Lattice FPGAs and ispLEVER® design tools, and techniques for using Synplicity's Synplify Pro software to boost design performance. The seminar series will be held in cities throughout the United States through the rest of this year, and in multiple cities in Europe and Asia in early 2006. For more information about the seminar series, including seminar locations and dates, visit, or contact local Lattice Semiconductor or Synplicity representatives.

Pricing and availability
Contact your local Synplicity office for pricing and availability information. Lattice customers who wish to upgrade their current Synplify tool to the new Synplify Pro product should contact their local Synplicity sales representative to see if they are eligible for a special offer.

About Synplicity
Synplicity Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP) is a leading supplier of innovative software solutions that enable the rapid and effective design of complex, high-performance semiconductors. Synplicity's tools provide outstanding performance, cost and time-to-market benefits by simplifying, improving and automating key design planning, logic synthesis, physical synthesis and verification functions for FPGA, DSP, ASIC prototyping, structured/platform ASIC and cell-based ASIC designers. Synplicity is the first company to deliver customized physical synthesis, analysis and floorplanning solutions for today's leading structured/platform ASICs. In addition, the company is the number one supplier of FPGA synthesis solutions and has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction in 2004 and 2005 in EE Times' Annual FPGA Customer Survey. Synplicity's products support industry-standard design languages (VHDL and Verilog) and run on popular platforms. The company employs over 300 people in over 20 facilities worldwide and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the industry's broadest range of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) and Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable System Chips (FPSC), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Programmable Mixed-Signal Products (ispPAC®) and Programmable Digital Interconnect Devices (ispGDX®). Lattice also offers industry leading SERDES products. Lattice is "Bringing the Best Together" with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequalled portfolio of non-volatile programmable devices that deliver instant-on operation, security and "single chip solution" space savings.

Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets. Company headquarters are located Hillsboro, Oregon.

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