SOURCE: Chip Estimate

December 12, 2007 12:00 ET

Synopsys Joins Chip Estimate's Prime IP Partner Program

Participation Enables Designers to Easily Access Information on Synopsys' Comprehensive, High Quality DesignWare IP Portfolio

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2007) - Chip Estimate Corp. announced today that Synopsys, a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, has joined the Chip Estimate Prime IP Partner Program. As a Prime IP Partner, Synopsys is enabling designers to gain centralized access to information about the company's broad DesignWare® semiconductor intellectual property (IP) portfolio, at™. Synopsys, a leading provider of connectivity IP, offers the industry's most comprehensive IP solutions consisting of synthesizable digital controllers, mixed-signal PHY IP and verification IP for popular protocols such as USB, PCI Express, DDR, SATA and Ethernet. The broad, silicon-proven IP portfolio, combined with comprehensive technical support, helps enable designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk for system-on-chip (SoC) designs. was launched in 2005 to provide comprehensive chip planning capabilities to the electronics and semiconductor design communities. In addition to the comprehensive IP catalog, designers can use the InCyte™ software available through the website to plan their next chip designs and explore die size, power, leakage and cost tradeoffs. Through the portal, designers may now search for Synopsys' comprehensive DesignWare IP portfolio and consider it in chip estimations.

"Since joining the program, Synopsys has consistently been on top of the list in terms of page views," said John Koeter, senior director of marketing for IP and Services at Synopsys. "We are looking forward to being a part of a program that enables designers to gain access to the information they need to make the right IP purchasing decisions."

"The addition of Synopsys' leading DesignWare IP portfolio is a significant enhancement to the IP catalog," commented Sean O'Kane, vice president of Business Development for Chip Estimate. "We are pleased to have them in our Prime IP Partner program."

A complete list of the Synopsys DesignWare IP can be seen at

About Chip Estimate Corporation

Chip Estimate Corporation delivers integrated chip planning solutions, including the InCyte chip estimation systems in which IP and manufacturing process models are integrated for accurate chip estimation. Since the 2005 launch of, over 12,000 users have performed over 50,000 chip estimations with InCyte. Chip Estimate partners with leading IP vendors and semiconductor manufacturers who share the mission of early and accurate chip planning for our mutual customers' design success. For more information, please visit

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Synopsys and DesignWare are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc.

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