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Intel and Synopsys expand long-standing partnership
Tue, 15th Aug 2023

Intel and Synopsys have expanded their partnership to enable leading IP on Intel's advanced process Nodes. 

Intel has entered into a definitive agreement to expand the companies' long-standing IP (intellectual property) and EDA (electronic design automation) strategic partnership by developing a portfolio of IP on Intel 3 and Intel 18A for Intel's foundry customers. 

The availability of key IP on Intel advanced process nodes will create a more robust offering for new and existing Intel Foundry Services (IFS) customers.

Stuart Pann, Senior Vice President and General Manager of IFS, says: "Marking another important step in our IDM 2.0 strategy, this transaction will foster a vibrant foundry ecosystem by allowing designers to fully realise the advantages of Intel 3 and Intel 18A process technologies and quickly bring differentiated products to market."

"Synopsys brings a strong track record of delivering high-quality IP to a broad customer base, and this agreement will help accelerate the availability of IP on advanced IFS nodes for mutual customers."

Joachim Kunkel, General Manager of the Solutions Group at Synopsys, says: "Intel and Synopsys have enjoyed a long-term strategic partnership developing EDA and IP solutions that enable Intel to meet the complex requirements of data-intensive applications."

"The collaboration with Intel on critical IP development, along with design and system technology optimisation, empowers our mutual customers today and in the future to accelerate their next generation of high-performance, AI-enabled designs."

Synopsys will enable a range of its standardised interface IP portfolio on Intel's process technologies as part of the transaction. As a result, Intel's foundry customers will gain access to IPs built on Intel's advanced process technologies and be able to accelerate design execution and project schedules for system-on-chips (SoCs).

The multi-generational IP transaction builds on the companies' decades-long collaboration, which includes developing advanced design flows combining Synopsys's AI-driven EDA suite with Intel's technology and design expertise. 

Synopsys will leverage its design technology tools, implementation, and signoff flow to provide enhanced power, performance, and area for SoC and multi-die system designs on Intel 3 and Intel 18A process technologies.

IFS is a critical pillar of Intel's IDM 2.0 strategy, a multiyear transformation to regain and strengthen technology leadership, manufacturing scale and long-term growth. Intel's collaboration with Synopsys is an important milestone toward this goal, building on Intel's existing engagements with other IP and EDA providers.

Inspired by Moore's Law, Intel continuously works to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address customers' most significant challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, Intel aims to unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. 

Complementing Intel, As an S&P 500 company, Synopsys has a long history of being an expert in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and offers a broad portfolio of application security testing tools and services.