AMD and Synopsys Expand IP Partnership

SUNNYVALE, CA and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA(Marketwired Sep 18, 2014) AMD (NYSE: AMD)


  • Mul짯ti-year agree짯ment gives AMD access to a ran짯ge of Syn짯op짯sys design IP inclu짯ding inter짯face, memo짯ry com짯pi짯ler, logic libra짯ry and ana짯log IP for advan짯ced Fin짯FET pro짯cess nodes
  • Syn짯op짯sys acqui짯res rights to AMD셲 inter짯face and foun짯da짯ti짯on IP, and hires a team of engi짯neers from AMD with IP R&D expertise
  • The짯se agree짯ments enable AMD to rea짯li짯ze ongo짯ing engi짯nee짯ring effi짯ci짯en짯ci짯es and focus engi짯nee짯ring efforts on pro짯duct differentiation

Syn짯op짯sys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a glo짯bal lea짯der pro짯vi짯ding soft짯ware, IP and ser짯vices used to acce짯le짯ra짯te inno짯va짯ti짯on in chips and elec짯tro짯nic sys짯tems and AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announ짯ced they have signed a mul짯ti-year agree짯ment that gives AMD access to a ran짯ge of Syn짯op짯sys Design짯Wa짯re짰 inter짯face, memo짯ry com짯pi짯ler, logic libra짯ry and ana짯log IP on advan짯ced 16/14-nano짯me짯ter (nm) and 10-nm Fin짯FET pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gies. Syn짯op짯sys is also hiring appro짯xi짯m짯ate짯ly 150 AMD IP R&D engi짯neers and gains access to AMD셲 lea짯ding inter짯face and foun짯da짯ti짯on IP.

Syn짯op짯sys is a demons짯tra짯ted lea짯der in deve짯lo짯ping sili짯con-pro짯ven IP for advan짯ced pro짯cess tech짯no짯lo짯gies, pro짯vi짯ding desi짯gners with a broad ran짯ge of high-qua짯li짯ty IP for inte짯gra짯ti짯on into Sys짯tem-on-Chips (SoCs) and deli짯ve짯ring expert tech짯ni짯cal sup짯port. For 45 years, AMD has deve짯lo짯ped and inte짯gra짯ted many forms of com짯plex IP into advan짯ced pro짯ces짯sors, gra짯phics cards and rela짯ted SoCs. By licen짯sing pro짯ven, stan짯dard IP from Syn짯op짯sys and trans짯fer짯ring inter짯face and foun짯da짯ti짯on IP to Syn짯op짯sys, AMD can focus its valuable engi짯nee짯ring resour짯ces on its ongo짯ing pro짯duct dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ti짯on and IP reu짯se stra짯tegy and rea짯li짯ze long-term cost efficiencies.

Today셲 announce짯ment ali짯gns with AMD셲 con짯ti짯nuing IP deve짯lo짯p짯ment stra짯tegy to focus our inter짯nal teams on desig짯ning the inno짯va짯ti짯ve 64-bit pro짯ces짯sor, gra짯phics and peri짯phe짯ral IP that forms the foun짯da짯ti짯on for our com짯pe짯ti짯ti짯ve dif짯fe짯ren짯tia짯ti짯on, while lever짯aging Syn짯op짯sys, the indus짯try lea짯der for cost-effec짯ti짯ve deve짯lo짯p짯ment of com짯ple짯men짯ta짯ry stan짯dard IP com짯pon짯ents, for our future SoCs, said Mark Paper짯mas짯ter, AMD seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and CTO. 쏻e쇑춚e part짯ne짯red with Syn짯op짯sys for tools and IP for more than a deca짯de, and this expan짯ded rela짯ti짯onship is a gre짯at exam짯p짯le of lever짯aging high-qua짯li짯ty, stan짯dard IP for cost-effec짯ti짯ve reu짯se across mul짯ti짯ple solutions.

We are exci짯ted to expand our rela짯ti짯onship with AMD through this part짯ner짯ship and look for짯ward to their expe짯ri짯en짯ced IP R&D team joi짯ning Syn짯op짯sys, said Joa짯chim Kun짯kel, seni짯or vice pre짯si짯dent and gene짯ral mana짯ger of the Solu짯ti짯ons Group at Syn짯op짯sys. 쏷he짯se agree짯ments are an exam짯p짯le of how our cus짯to짯mers are enga짯ging with us in long-term, col짯la짯bo짯ra짯ti짯ve part짯ner짯ships to meet their IP requi짯re짯ments and enable them to focus their efforts on pro짯duct differentiation.

AMD cost effi짯ci짯en짯ci짯es from the짯se agree짯ments are con짯tem짯pla짯ted in the company셲 2014 quar짯ter짯ly non-GAAP ope짯ra짯ting expen짯se gui짯dance of appro짯xi짯m짯ate짯ly $420 mil짯li짯on to $450 million.

About Syn짯op짯sys
Syn짯op짯sys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) acce짯le짯ra짯tes inno짯va짯ti짯on in the glo짯bal elec짯tro짯nics mar짯ket. As a lea짯der in elec짯tro짯nic design auto짯ma짯ti짯on (EDA) and semi짯con짯duc짯tor IP, Syn짯op짯sys deli짯vers soft짯ware, IP and ser짯vices to help engi짯neers address their design, veri짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on, sys짯tem and manu짯fac짯tu짯ring chal짯lenges. Sin짯ce 1986, engi짯neers around the world have been using Syn짯op짯sys tech짯no짯lo짯gy to design and crea짯te bil짯li짯ons of chips and sys짯tems. Learn more at

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AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and inte짯gra짯tes tech짯no짯lo짯gy that powers mil짯li짯ons of intel짯li짯gent devices, inclu짯ding per짯so짯nal com짯pu짯ters, tablets, game con짯so짯les and cloud ser짯vers that defi짯ne the new era of sur짯round com짯pu짯ting. AMD solu짯ti짯ons enable peo짯p짯le ever짯y짯whe짯re to rea짯li짯ze the full poten짯ti짯al of their favo짯ri짯te devices and appli짯ca짯ti짯ons to push the boun짯da짯ries of what is pos짯si짯ble. For more infor짯ma짯ti짯on, visit

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