Synopsys Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
Synopsys, Inc. provides products and services used across the entire Silicon to Software spectrum to bring Smart Everything to life. From engineers creating advanced semiconductors to product teams developing advanced electronic systems to software developers seeking to ensure the security and quality of their code, Synopsys customers trust that their technologies will enable them to meet new requirements for low power as well as reliability, mobility, and security.
Synopsys are supplying the electronic design automation (EDA) software that engineers use to design and test integrated circuits (ICs), also known as chips. Synopsys also offer semiconductor intellectual property (IP) products, which are pre-designed circuits that engineers use as components of larger chip designs rather than designing those circuits themselves. Synopsys provides software and hardware used to validate the electronic systems that incorporate chips and the software that runs on them. To complement these offerings, Synopsys provides technical services and support to help their customers develop advanced chips and electronic systems. These products and services are part of their Semiconductor & System Design segment. Synopsys are also a provider of software tools and services that improve the security, quality and compliance of software in a wide variety of industries, including electronics, financial services, automotive, medicine, energy and industrials. These tools and services are part of their Software Integrity segment.
Synopsys Recent Developments
In October 2021, Synopsys announced the industry's first complete HBM3 IP solution, including controller, PHY, and verification IP for 2.5D multi-die package systems. HBM3 technology helps designers meet essential high-bandwidth and low-power memory requirements for system-on-chip (SoC) designs targeting high-performance computing, AI and graphics applications. Synopsys' DesignWare HBM3 Controller and PHY IP, built on silicon-proven HBM2E IP, leverage Synopsys' interposer expertise to provide a low-risk solution that enables high memory bandwidth at up to 921 GB/s.
In September 2020, Synopsys launched OptoCompiler solution for photonic integrated circuit (PIC) design, layout implementation and verification. By providing schematic-driven layout and advanced photonic layout synthesis in a single platform, OptoCompiler bridges the gap between photonic experts and IC designers to make photonic design accessible, fast, and flexible.
In October 2019, Synopsys launched a comprehensive unified functional safety verification solution to accelerate time to ISO 26262 certification for automotive IP and semiconductor companies targeting the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Levels (ASIL D). As part of the solution, Synopsys introduced VC Functional Safety Manager, a FMEA/FMEDA and fault classification automation technology enabling architects, IP designers, and verification engineers to accelerate their functional safety verification with productivity gains up to 50 percent compared to traditional manual and error-prone functional safety verification point tools.
In September 2019 Synopsys released its LucidShape software for the design, simulation, and analysis of automotive exterior lighting products. LucidShape version 2019.09 gives designers new tools to create sophisticated freeform reflectors and dynamic pixel light headlamps, as well as enhanced tools for visualization.
In 2018, Synopsys partnered with Google Cloud to provide a full end-to-end solution to perform functional verification workloads in the cloud. An increasing number of users are seeking solutions that take advantage of the elastic hardware scalability offered in the cloud to address peak/burst simulation capacity requirements, enabling a higher quality verification on a predictable schedule. This collaboration provides a proven and scalable solution to enable Synopsys VCS simulation workloads on Google Cloud.
Synopsys Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In November 2021, in order to enrich its silicon lifecycle management solution with real-time, in-field optimization technologies, Synopsys acquired Concertio Inc., a provider of AI-powered performance optimization software. The acquisition is another step in the continued enhancement of the Synopsys SiliconMAX™ Silicon Lifecycle Management (SLM) Platform. The terms of the deal, which are not material to Synopsys or its financials, are not being disclosed.
In September 2021, Synopsys acquired the semiconductor and flat panel display solutions from BISTel, a provider of engineering equipment systems and AI applications for semiconductor smart manufacturing, headquartered in South Korea. The acquisition broadens Synopsys' industry-leading process control solutions for semiconductor fabs with an integrated and comprehensive yield management and prediction solution to enhance manufacturing quality and efficiency. The acquisition also adds a team of experienced engineers to accelerate technology development using real-time manufacturing predictive analysis.
In June 2021, Synopsys acquired Code Dx, a provider of application security risk management solution that automates and accelerates the discovery, prioritization, and remediation of software vulnerabilities. The addition of Code Dx enables Synopsys to offer customers consolidated risk reporting and prioritization across correlated software vulnerability data produced by Synopsys solutions and more than 75 third-party and open source application security and development products. Headquartered in Northport, New York, the acquisition also adds a team of R&D engineers experienced in vulnerability correlation and integrating security testing activity across the entire software development pipeline.
In May 2021, Synopsys completed its acquisition of MorethanIP, a provider of Ethernet Digital Controller IP supporting data rates from 10G to 800G. This acquisition expands Synopsys' DesignWare® Ethernet Controller IP portfolio with the addition of MAC and PCS for 200G/400G and 800G Ethernet, providing customers with a complete low-latency, high-performance Ethernet IP solution for networking, AI, and cloud computing SoCs. The acquired MAC and PCS IP complements Synopsys' existing 112G Ethernet PHY IP solution. The acquisition also adds a team of experienced R&D engineers with extensive domain knowledge who have led the development of the high-speed Ethernet specifications.
In January 2020, Synopsys acquired Tinfoil Security, a provider of dynamic application security testing (DAST) and application programming interface (API) testing. This acquisition tightly aligns with the vision Synopsys began with when established the Software Integrity Group over five years ago.
In August 2019, Synopsys acquired QTronic GmbH, a leader in simulation, test tools, and services for automotive software and systems development headquartered in Germany. When completed, the acquisition will broaden Synopsys' product portfolio of automotive solutions serving the needs of automotive Tier 1 and OEM companies and add a team of highly experienced engineers to accelerate technology development and customer deployment.
In February 2018, Synopsys acquired PhoeniX B.V., headquartered in Enschede, the Netherlands, a global supplier of photonic chip design solutions. With the acquisition, Synopsys is the leading provider of photonic integrated circuit design automation solutions for a wide range of application requirements ranging from data communications to sensors and biomedical devices.
Synopsys Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Synopsys Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
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Synopsys EDA and IP customers are primarily semiconductor and electronics systems companies. The customers for its software integrity products include many of these companies as well as companies in a wider array of industries, including financial services, energy, and industrials. Some of Synopsys customers include: Eagle Investment, Direct Edge, PointClickCare, OpenText, Entersekt, Copperleaf, Ontario Systems, Science Logic, Olympus, Medical Technology, Spirent, and many more.
Synopsys Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
In November 2021, Synopsys announced that its full EDA flow has been certified by Samsung Foundry for its new 4LPP (4nm Low Power Plus) process. The 4LPP process, which is available now, represents the latest implementation of Samsung Foundry's unique FinFET technology, which delivers chip density, performance and power advantages for SoCs fueling some of today's most in-demand applications, including high-performance computing, AI, and 5G infrastructure.
In September 2019, Infineon Technologies AG and Synopsys has partnered together to support AI-driven solutions with future automotive microcontrollers. Next-generation AURIX microcontrollers from Infineon will integrate a new high-performance AI accelerator called Parallel Processing Unit (PPU) that will employ Synopsys' DesignWare ARC EV Processor IP. AI and neural networks are fundamental building blocks for future automated driving applications, such as object classification, target tracking, or path planning.
Furthermore, they play an important role in optimizing many other automotive applications, helping to reduce the cost of ECU systems, improving their performance, and accelerating time-to-market. For example, they enable an optimized engine auto-calibration and reduce the number of sensors by producing accurate mathematical models of the physical reactions occurring in a system. At the same time, however, AI applications require much higher computing power than standard algorithms.
Acquisitions are an important part of its growth strategy. Synopsys has completed a significant number of acquisitions in recent years and expects to make additional acquisitions in the future
Synopsys Risks and Challenges
Chip industry is undergoing major transformation as key players like Intel are aiming to reinvent themselves by focusing on Cloud infrastructure and new data center development efforts. Synopsys may have to adapt to disruptive forces from IoT to rise of huge contract manufacturers like HonHai.
Synopsys Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
In September 2021, Synopsys partnered with The Chertoff Group, a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights, and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage, and accelerate growth. This partnership with The Chertoff Group brings industry-leading solution providers together to deliver application security solutions that help customers build trust in their software. Customers can now take advantage of The Chertoff Group's advisory services and Synopsys' application security domain expertise to ensure a smooth execution of cloud migration and digital transformation projects.
In May 2021, Synopsys expanded the Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) segment of the Software Integrity Group's new Global Partner Program at RSA Conference. Synopsys is showcasing integrations between the company's Intelligent Orchestration solution and technology partner tools, including CloudBees and GitHub Actions. With more than 40 DevOps ecosystem vendors currently engaged, the TAP program simplifies and accelerates partner integration with Intelligent Orchestration and other Synopsys application security solutions.
Synopsys market their products and services principally through direct sales in the United States and principal foreign markets. Typically distribute its software products and documentation to customers electronically, but provide physical media (e.g., DVD-ROMs) when requested by the customer. Synopsys has long-established proven strategic alliances with the leading foundry, FPGA and IP suppliers that are dedicated to jointly solving the challenges of system complexity and nanometer-scale for leading-edge SoC design.
Synopsys has established partnerships with Red Hat, Pivotal, Docker, Accenture, Cognizant, Capgemini, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and others.
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