Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS), Mountain View, Calif., a world leader in semiconductor design software, has announced that the Synopsys Star-RCXT(TM) parasitic extraction solution has been qualified and selected by more than 50 leading semiconductor companies to achieve silicon-accurate sign-off for System-on-Chip (SoC), ASIC, memory, custom digital and analog/mixed-signal 65-nanometer (nm) designs. Already trusted for more than 125 successful 65-nm production tapeouts, the Star-RCXT solution continues as the gold standard solution with the industry's broadest 65-nm qualification and usage.

Companies that have qualified and selected the Star-RCXT solution for use in their 65-nm sign-off and tapeout flows include Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Altera Corporation, Analog Devices, Inc., ARM, Avago Technologies, Broadcom Corporation, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd., the Common Platform Technology Alliance, Fujitsu Limited, HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. (former ASIC Design Center of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.), Hynix Semiconductor, Inc., IBM, Icera Semiconductor, Juniper Networks, Inc., LG Electronics, Marvell Technology Group, Ltd., NEC Electronics, NVIDIA Corporation, P. A. Semi, Inc., RealTek Semiconductor Corporation, Renesas Technology Corp., Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., Solarflare Communications, Inc., Toshiba Corporation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd., United Microelectronics Corporation, Virage Logic Corporation, and others.

"Our leading-edge customers at 65 nanometers are using the Star-RCXT solution on the merits of its silicon-accurate modeling of advanced process effects to achieve successful design tapeout," said Robert Hoogenstryd, director of Design Analysis and Sign-Off Marketing at Synopsys. "Reaching this milestone of more than 50 customers and over 125 production tapeout successes at 65 nanometers clearly shows that the Star-RCXT solution will continue its leadership position as 65-nm process technology transitions into mainstream production."

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