Media Advisory/Alert: Synopsys Experts on the Road IP Seminar and Keynote Luncheon With Jeff Ravencraft, President of the USB-IF

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, will host a free one-day IP seminar focused on low power IP including USB, DDR, PCI Express and embedded memory. At this seminar, learn how the latest low power features in the Synopsys DesignWare® IP portfolio can help lower cost and speed time-to-market for high-performance system-on-chip designs.

Attend a special luncheon keynote with one of the industry's expert authorities on the USB interface, Mr. Jeff Ravencraft, President of the USB Implementer's Forum.


  -- Understanding the Challenges of PCI Express Gen2 and Beyond
  -- Decoding the Real Low Power Benefits of DDR3
  -- Enabling Hi-Speed Chip-to-Chip Communications
  -- Embedded Memory: Selecting the Optimal Memory Architecture

For more information or to register now, please visit:

  WHAT:          Experts on the Road IP Seminar

  WHEN:          March 5, 2008

  WHERE:         Santa Clara Hilton, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara,
                 CA 95054

  SEMINAR HOURS: 9:30 am to 3:15 pm


  -- Understanding the Challenges of PCI Express Gen2 and Beyond
     The PCI Express specification is evolving quickly in speed and
     functionality. Single Root and Multi-Root I/O Virtualization, Geneseo,
     Gen1, Gen2 and Gen3 are all things you will need to know if you are
     using PCI Express. This session covers the roadmap and how it applies
     to different market segments. We will also discuss the impact that the
     transition from 2.5Gbps to 5Gbps to 8Gbps and beyond has on the design
     of the PCI Express digital controller and PHY IP.

  -- Decoding the Real Low Power Benefits of DDR3
     DDR SDRAM interfaces have become increasingly difficult to design with
     data rates increasing by an average of 30 percent per year. This
     session highlights the low power benefits to the overall system when
     using DDR3 as compared to DDR2 SDRAMs. It will explore some of the
     issues encountered when migrating from DDR2 to DDR3 and conclude with
     an overview of the two distinct DesignWare DDR2/3 IP solutions.

  -- Luncheon Keynote Jeff Ravencraft, President of USB-IF
     Join Jeff Ravencraft, technology strategist with Intel and president of
     the USB Implementer's Forum, for an insightful discussion on the latest
     developments on the USB standard including Superspeed USB 3.0,
     High-Speed Inter-Chip Communication and Certified Wireless USB. Come
     see how these emerging standards can impact your chip designs.

  -- Achieving Lower Power with USB Hi-Speed Inter-Chip Communication
     Next generation USB-enabled mobile applications are requiring higher
     bandwidth and longer battery life. This session discusses the latest
     USB interface standards including High-Speed Inter-Chip (HSIC), which
     simplifies the connection down to two wires and eliminates the USB
     cable. Link Power Management (LPM) adds a new low power state that
     enables faster suspend and resume times for traditional USB 2.0
     applications. Learn more about the new Synopsys DesignWare USB IP
     products supporting these two standards.

  -- Selecting the Optimal Embedded Memory Architecture
     Today, designers are facing demands for increased performance and
     advanced features for SoC designs. The need for larger on-chip memories
     is becoming increasingly important to address performance bottlenecks,
     reduce system power consumption and cost. This session describes how to
     select the most optimal embedded memory architecture for your designs.

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About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market, enabling the development and production of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Synopsys also provides intellectual property and design services to simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Synopsys online at

Synopsys and DesignWare are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

   Editorial Contacts:
   Yvette Huygen
   Synopsys, Inc.

   Ellen Van Etten
   MCA, Inc.

SOURCE: Synopsys, Inc.

CONTACT: Yvette Huygen of Synopsys, Inc., +1-650-584-4547,; or Ellen Van Etten of MCA, Inc., +1-970-778-6094,, for Synopsys, Inc.

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