March 24, 2003 – Mountain View, CA – Synopsys Inc., a provider of IC design software, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have signed an agreement to build an advanced SoC laboratory in Beijing.
The lab will use Synopsys’ design implementation and verification tools to provide CAS with design and education resources to develop ICs at 0.13-micron. Training and use of the SoC lab will be offered to researchers and graduate students at the more than 10 institutes CAS supports.
After the technical lab is established, Synopsys and CAS plan to discuss future cooperation on joint development with respect to 0.09-micron IC design technology and flow.
Under the agreement, Synopsys will provide CAS with complete design solutions and services, including an IP library and front- and backend tools within Synopsys’ Verification Platform and Galaxy design platform. Tools provided to CAS include Physical Compiler, Floorplan Compiler, VCS, Hercules, Cosmos, NanoSim and Astro. Synopsys will also provide the laboratory with technical support and training services. As a result, CAS will standardize its next-generation deep-submicron golden flow based on Synopsys tools. The newly established EDA center of CAS will be responsible for the implementation of the collaborative plan.