Synopsys and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Collaborate to Develop Broad Portfolio of DesignWare IP for 12LP+ FinFET Solution
DesignWare IP Delivers Significant Performance and Power Advantages for Cloud Computing and Edge AI SoCs on GF 12LP+ Solution

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --


  • DesignWare IP portfolio for GF 12LP+ solution includes USB4, PCIe 5.0, Die-to-Die HBI and 112G USR/XSR, 112G Ethernet, DDR5, LPDDR5, MIPI, OTP NVM and more
  • Long-standing collaboration between the two companies has resulted in the successful development of DesignWare IP from 180-nm to 12-nm for a wide range of applications

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced its collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®) to develop a broad portfolio of DesignWare® IP for GF's 12LP+ FinFET solution, including USB4/3.2/DPTX/3.0/2.0, PCIe 5.0/4.0/2.1, die-to-die HBI and 112G USR/XSR, 112G Ethernet, DDR5/4, LPDDR5/4/4X, MIPI M-PHY, Analog-to-Digital Converter, and one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile memory (NVM) IP. The DesignWare IP is optimized to meet the high-bandwidth memory throughput and reliable, high-performance connectivity demands of cloud computing and AI chips implemented on GF's 12LP+ solution. This recent collaboration marks another significant milestone of the continuous, successful collaboration between the two companies.

GF's most advanced FinFET solution, 12LP+ builds upon GF's established 14nm/12LP platform, of which GF has shipped more than one million wafers. Driving the enhanced performance of 12LP+ are features including a 20-percent SoC-level logic performance boost over 12LP, and a 10-percent improvement in logic area scaling.

"With an excellent combination of performance, power and area, our 12LP+ solution is engineered to meet the specific needs of HPC, cloud and edge AI accelerators, storage, and aerospace and defense applications," said Mark Ireland, vice president of ecosystem and design solutions at GF. "By collaborating with Synopsys, a leading IP provider, on the development of a wide range of high-quality DesignWare IP optimized on GF's 12LP + solution, we are providing greater differentiation and increased value for our mutual customers while minimizing their development costs and speeding their time to market. With Die-to-Die IP, we extend the support to customers who are transitioning to chiplet architectures and seeking a lower product cost and added configuration flexibility."

"As a trusted IP provider, Synopsys continues to make significant investment in collaborating with key foundries such as GF to provide high-quality DesignWare IP on the latest process technologies, so designers can benefit from the performance, power and area improvements," said John Koeter, senior vice president of marketing and strategy for IP at Synopsys. "Our longstanding collaboration with GF through many decades has provided designers with the industry's broadest IP portfolio for GF technologies, including the 12LP+ solution, enabling them to integrate the latest generation of IP required for the fast-growing high-performance computing, AI accelerators for cloud and Edge, as well as the storage, aerospace and defense markets."


About DesignWare IP
Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes logic libraries, embedded memories, embedded test, analog IP, wired and wireless interface IP, security IP, embedded processors and subsystems. To accelerate prototyping, software development and integration of IP into SoCs, Synopsys' IP Accelerated initiative offers IP prototyping kits, IP software development kits and IP subsystems. Synopsys' extensive investment in IP quality, comprehensive technical support and robust IP development methodology enable designers to reduce integration risk and accelerate time-to-market. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at  

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