Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) And TSMC Collaborate To Develop Interface, Analog And Foundation IP For 12-Nm Finfet Process


Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) has announced partnering with TSMC towards the development of Foundation IP, DesignWare® Interface and Analog for TSMC’s 12FFC process. Synopsys will offer a variety of IP on the latest low-power process by TSMC. This will enable designers to benefit from the low leakage as well as small area advantages of the new process.

TSMC and Synopsys are collaborating towards the development of Synopsys IP used in the advanced process technologies for over two decades. This has led to the development of robust portfolio of process technologies that support IP down to 7nm. Synopsys DesignWare IP meant for the 12FFC process allows designers to speed up the development of mobile SoCs that can incorporate data converter IP, MIPI M-PHY and D-PHY, HDMI 2.0, SATA 6G, PCI Express® 4.0/3.1/2.1, LPDDR4X, DDR4/3, USB-C 3.1/DisplayPort 1.3, USB 3.1/3.0/2.0, embedded test and repair, embedded memories and logic libraries.

Suk Lee, a senior director in charge of Design Infrastructure Marketing Division at TSMC said Synopsys and TSMC have come a long way together in offering designers with a variety of high quality IP on TSMC’s advanced FinFET processes.

Synopsys’s vice president of marketing for IP John Koeter says many SoCs are continually incorporating advanced levels of functionalities which constantly challenge designers to maintain the aggressive performance, area and power requirements. He adds that the collaboration of the two companies in the development of a variety of IP for the 12FFC will all designers to timely access high quality and proven IP solutions they require so as to achieve their goals and get their merchandise to the market.

The DesignWare IP for LPDDR4X, and 12-bit data converters, DDR4/3, HDMI 2.0, 25G Ethernet, MIPI D-PHY/M-PHY, SATA 6G, PCI Express 4.0/3.0/2.0, DisplayPort and USB 2.0/3.0/3.1/Type-C will be available for TSMC’s 12FFC process in the third quarter of 2017.

Synopsys is a leading producer of proven and high quality IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio is made of embedded processors and subsystems, security IP, wired and wireless interface IP, analog IP, embedded test, embedded memories and logic libraries.