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AMD, Synopsys expand IP alliance

Deal sees Synopsys acquire rights to AMD’s interface and foundation IP

AMD, Synopsys expand IP alliance
Papermaster says the deal aligns with AMD’s continuing IP development strategy.

Synopsys Inc, a provider of software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems and AMD, have signed a multi-year agreement that gives AMD access to a range of Synopsys DesignWare interface, memory compiler, logic library and analog IP on advanced 16/14-nanometer (nm) and 10-nm FinFET process technologies.

Synopsys is also hiring approximately 150 AMD IP R&D engineers and gains access to AMD's interface and foundation IP.

Synopsys is an innovator in silicon-proven IP for advanced process technologies, providing designers with a broad range of high-quality IP for integration into System-on-Chips (SoCs) and delivering expert technical support.

"Today's announcement aligns with AMD's continuing IP development strategy to focus our internal teams on designing the innovative 64-bit processor, graphics and peripheral IP that forms the foundation for our competitive differentiation, while leveraging Synopsys, the industry leader for cost-effective development of complementary standard IP components, for our future SoCs," said Mark Papermaster, AMD senior vice president and CTO.

"We've partnered with Synopsys for tools and IP for more than a decade, and this expanded relationship is a great example of leveraging high-quality, standard IP for cost-effective reuse across multiple solutions," Papermaster said.

"We are excited to expand our relationship with AMD through this partnership and look forward to their experienced IP R&D team joining Synopsys," said Joachim Kunkel, senior vice president and general manager, Solutions Group at Synopsys.

"These agreements are an example of how our customers are engaging with us in long-term, collaborative partnerships to meet their IP requirements and enable them to focus their efforts on product differentiation," Kunkel added.

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