MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. announced that Himax Technologies Inc., a leading provider of advanced semiconductors for flat panel displays, has selected Synopsys' Galaxy Implementation and Discovery Verification Platforms for its video system-on-chip (SoC) products.
As part of an expanded business agreement to establish Synopsys as its primary EDA partner, Himax has also extended its use of Synopsys DesignWare® IP.
"Himax specializes in developing semiconductor solutions for imaging processing technologies, from flat panel displays drivers used in handsets, monitors and televisions, to various innovative chipset solutions for 3D TVs, LCOS pico-projectors and so on," said Jordan Wu, CEO, Himax.
"Our products have very tight delivery schedules, and we have chosen to deploy the broad set of Synopsys technology solutions to tape out our most advanced SoC designs."
The agreement between the two companies expands Himax's use of Synopsys' implementation tool suite, including DC Ultra RTL synthesis, Power Compiler power optimization and multi-voltage power management, TetraMAX ATPG for scan test, PrimeTime static timing analysis and IC Compiler physical implementation, as well as analog/mixed-signal verification solutions including VCS functional verification, HSPICE circuit simulation and CustomSim FastSPICE simulation.
Himax is also deploying Lynx Design System to manage their design flows more efficiently and increase the productivity of their project teams.
"Himax is a leader in chip and system level solutions and needs flexibility and predictability in their design process to reduce total design time," said Chi-Foon Chan, president and COO at Synopsys.
"To manage their growing design complexity, Himax is increasing their usage of Synopsys tools, IP and services. Our broadened collaboration will enable Himax to continue advancing the robustness of their design methodologies and flows and support the aggressive development of new, highly-differentiated products."