High-Level Synthesis Software From Forte Design Systems Adopted by LG

High-Level Synthesis Software From Forte Design Systems Adopted by LG 
Forte's Cynthesizer Selected for Next-Generation DTV Design Project 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/13 --  Forte Design
Systems(TM) (www.ForteDS.com), the #1 provider of software to enable
design at a higher level of abstraction, today announced that LG
Electronics (www.lg.com) of Seoul, Korea, has adopted Cynthesizer(TM)
SystemC high-level synthesis (HLS) for its next-generation digital
television (DTV) design project. 
Cynthesizer has been deployed within LG's System Integrated Circuit
(IC), DTV System on Chip (SoC) Development Department. LG selected
Cynthesizer after evaluating a range of HLS software because of its
notable productivity improvements, including faster turnaround time
and better quality of results (QoR) over handwritten code. Also cited
was Cynthesizer's ability to reduce power consumption in the design.  
"While our department only recently began deploying Forte's
Cynthesizer, we're seeing immediate productivity improvements and
reduced development time," remarks Dr. Jin-Gyeong Kim, research
fellow, DTV SoC Development Department, SIC Lab at LG Electronics.
"We're confident we selected the right vendor for our needs." 
"LG has distinguished itself as a leading provider of consumer
electronics products and appliances," adds Brett Cline, Forte's vice
president of marketing and sales. "We're pleased to be working
alongside some of the most innovative designers working in this field
Cynthesizer is the first high-level design solution that closes the
gap between electronic system level (ESL) design and register
transfer level (RTL)-to-GDSII flows. It provides a complete design
environment that includes behavioral synthesis and verification as
well as FPGA prototyping and design management. It generates
production-quality RTL code using a high-level SystemC-transaction
level modeling (TLM) design description as input. Cynthesizer
provides an open and customizable environment based on standard
languages and application programming interfaces (APIs). 
About Forte Design Systems
 Forte Design Systems(TM) is the #1
provider of electronic system-level (ESL) synthesis software,
confirmed by Gary Smith EDA, provider of market intelligence for the
global Electronic Design Automation (EDA) market. Forte's software
enables design at a higher level of abstraction and improves design
results. Its innovative synthesis technologies and intellectual
property offerings allow design teams creating complex electronic
chips and systems to reduce their overall design and verification
time. More than half of the top 20 worldwide semiconductor companies
use Forte's products in production today for ASIC, SoC and FPGA
design. Forte is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with additional
offices in England, Japan, Korea and the United States. For more
information, visit www.ForteDS.com.  
Forte Design Systems and Cynthesizer are registered trademarks for
Forte Design Systems. Forte acknowledges trademarks or registered
trademarks of other organizations for their respective products and
For more information, contact: 
Brett Cline
Forte Design Systems
(978) 206-1855
Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Forte Design Systems
 (617) 437-1822
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