Synopsys Honors IEEE-ISTO with Tenth Annual Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award
IEEE-ISTO recognized for Driving Market Acceptance of Industry Standards

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced today that the IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO) has been awarded Synopsys' Tenth annual Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award for providing a platform for driving market acceptance, adoption and implementation of standardized technologies. IEEE-ISTO has provided an operational infrastructure to the global technology community for the development, adoption and certification of industry standards.

"IEEE-ISTO is honored to be recognized as this year's recipient of the Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Award for our efforts in the electronics industry to promote interoperability through standards," said Marco Migliaro, president and CEO of IEEE-ISTO.  "We deliver professional, customized infrastructure and support to technology consortia that accelerates the successful adoption of industry standards."

"IEEE-ISTO has been an instrumental partner in the ongoing success of our organization," said Joel Huloux of ST-Ericsson, chairman of MIPI® Alliance.  "By providing a full range of support offerings delivered at a high level of quality, IEEE-ISTO has helped MIPI create an ideal environment for efficient specification development."

"IEEE-ISTO is a trusted partner whose infrastructure and comprehensive support has enabled to effectively promulgate the adoption and use of the Power Architecture® standard industry-wide," added Kaveh Massoudian, CTO of

"IEEE-ISTO has been providing the much needed infrastructure for industry-wide standards-based collaboration among technology users and suppliers," said Rich Goldman, vice president of corporate marketing and strategic alliances at Synopsys. "Their extensive experience in managing core logistics allows each industry group to remain focused on the technical activities. This is the necessary fabric for successful deployment of standards, leading to broad interoperable solutions. As an active member, Synopsys has already experienced the benefits of participation through the Liberty™ TAB, MIPI Alliance and programs. We are so impressed with the environment provided by IEEE-ISTO that we are expanding our activities under their umbrella with the newly announced Interconnect Modeling TAB."

About the Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award

The Tenzing Norgay EDA Interoperability Achievement Award was established by Synopsys to recognize EDA providers who collaborate on interoperable design flows that benefit the user community. The award is presented annually to organizations that have surpassed common levels of interoperability, have contributed to overall industry advancement and have helped provide a new view of the future for EDA interoperability. Named for the crucial role that Sherpa Tenzing Norgay played in the first successful attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953, the EDA Interoperability Achievement Award recognizes achievements that are critical to a designer's success.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at

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