Minister of Technology and Science visits AAI booth at ChipEx2013
Mr. Yaakov Peri, The Minister of Technology and Science of the Israeli Government visited AAI booth during ChipEx 2013 exhibition in David Inter Continental Hotel, Tel-Aviv.
During the conversation he learned about the 25 years of AAIs heritage of doing an "Israeli ASIC": AAI (Previously RDT) was the first company to offer ASIC services in Israel, and has been serving the local market with a professional team of local experts ever since. During the years, AAI taped-out 300 first time successful chips, in a a wide spectrum of applications and technology nodes.
Avnet ASIC Israel Switches to Synopsys to Accelerate SoC Design
HERZELIA, Israel, March 19, 2013 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that Avnet ASIC Israel (AAI), a provider of system-on-chip (SoC) design, layout and manufacturing services has chosen Synopsys as its electronic design automation (EDA) provider for SoC design. AAI replaced its existing flow with Synopsys' Galaxy™ Implementation platform and Discovery™ Verification Platform, and adopted DesignWare® IP. With Synopsys’ unified digital and custom implementation platform, integrated portfolio of functional, analog/mixed-signal, debug, formal, low-power and hardware-assisted verification tools and silicon-proven IP, Avnet can leverage the powerful combination of its SoC design services and Synopsys’ advanced methodologies to provide ASIC companies in Israel with faster time-to-market.
“By switching to Synopsys, AAI can now provide the services and solutions that will enable our customers to meet their power, performance, reliability and cost requirements as they transition to smaller process nodes,” said Nadav Ben-Ezer, general manager of AAI. “Leveraging a state-of-the-art CAD platform, advanced methodologies, silicon-proven IPs, local support, Hebrew-speaking technologists and close collaboration between the design teams, our customers can reduce design risks and shorten time-to-market for their end products.” Customers may also utilize AAI’s additional turn-key services for testing, characterizing and qualifying their devices for mass production and to develop system-in-package (SIP) devices for maximum system miniaturization.
“Synopsys’ implementation and verification platforms are the tools of choice for leading-edge SoC design,” said Ehud Loewenstein, sales manager of Synopsys in Israel. “Our engagement with Avnet extends the deployment of Synopsys technology in Israel and enables Avnet’s ASIC customers to benefit from the high quality of results and fast turnaround time that can be achieved with Synopsys tools and IP.”