Renesas Selects Synopsys as Its Leading EDA Supplier
Companies Collaborate to Drive Increased Design and Manufacturing Productivity

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, announced that Renesas Technology Corp. has signed an expanded business agreement to establish Synopsys as its leading EDA supplier across the Renesas design flow. The two companies will cooperate to increase the use of Synopsys' technology across Renesas' engineering teams to capture greater productivity and efficiency for the company. The agreement encompasses solutions throughout the Synopsys product portfolio, including Synopsys' Galaxy™ Design platform featuring IC Compiler place and route technology, Synopsys' Discovery™ Verification platform featuring the VCS® solution and the HSIM® simulator for analog and digital verification, as well as products from Synopsys' design for manufacturing (DFM) and TCAD portfolio. By taking advantage of technology and global services across the full Synopsys RTL-to-silicon solution, Renesas can drive improved productivity and grow profitability.

"We chose Synopsys because of their advanced technology breadth, their ability to deliver outstanding support on a global basis, and their spirit of long-term collaboration to help us meet our current and future needs," said Dr. Masao Nakaya, executive general manager at Renesas. "By growing our business with Synopsys we expect to achieve significantly higher levels of design and manufacturing productivity across our business lines."

"Renesas and Synopsys are both focused on achieving technology advancements that can address the growing thirst for consumer electronics products that deliver more functionality with less power drain," said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys, Inc. "By establishing a collaborative partnership with Renesas we can achieve these broader goals and drive increased productivity for their engineering teams by deploying proven, predictable flows and methodologies."

  Additional terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.

  About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading system and semiconductor design and verification platforms, IC manufacturing and yield optimization solutions, semiconductor intellectual property and design services to the global electronics market. These solutions enable the development and production of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems. Through its comprehensive solutions, Synopsys addresses the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, including power management, accelerated time to yield and system-to-silicon verification. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 60 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Synopsys online at

Synopsys, VCS and HSIM are registered trademarks, and Discovery and Galaxy are trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

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