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BW: Synopsys Demonstrates VCS Simulator On Intel's Itanium Processor

Feb 15, 2000, 17:56 (1 Talkback[s])

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"Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), the technology leader for complex integrated circuit (IC) design, today announced plans to support the Intel Itanium(TM) processor with its high performance VCS(TM) Verilog simulator. Synopsys worked closely with Intel and Hewlett-Packard to port VCS to an Itanium processor-based development system running the Linux operating system. Synopsys is demonstrating VCS for the Itanium processor in the HP exhibit at the Intel Developer Forum being held in Palm Springs, February 15-17th."

"Synopsys has a history of supporting the Intel Architecture with VCS," said Manoj Gandhi, vice president and general manager of Synopsys' design verification technology group. "We released VCS for Microsoft's Windows NT in 1996, and delivered VCS for 32-bit Linux in 1999 -- the first high-performance simulator to support this operating system. We are now working with Intel's Itanium processor platform so our customers will eventually be able to take full advantage of the higher capacity and performance offered by IA-64-based systems when they are launched later this year...."

"Intel is working closely with Synopsys to optimize their VCS simulator for the Itanium processor," said Matthew Gordon, director of Industry Marketing for the Workstation Products Group, Intel Corporation. "Synopsys will demonstrate the applicability of Linux and Itanium processor-based workstations for the EDA simulation market. Design verification has an increasing requirement for higher performance and capacity. We believe that the Itanium processor and future processors in the IA-64 architecture will enable designers to embed more and more functionality in a single device."

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