OCZ Technology Group Achieves First-Pass Silicon Success with DesignWare IP and Synopsys Professional Services

 OCZ Technology Group Achieves First-Pass Silicon Success with DesignWare IP
                      and Synopsys Professional Services

Silicon-Proven DesignWare IP and Consulting Services Reduce Integration Risk
and Help Accelerate Deployment of Complete SoC Design Flow

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 19, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


  oOCZ achieved first-pass silicon success for its NAND flash Vector SSD with
    Synopsys' DesignWare DDR2/3-Lite PHY, Embedded Memories and STAR Memory
  oMet performance and time-to-market goals with IP integration and physical
    design assistance from Synopsys' experienced design consultants
  oReduced design iterations and accelerated tape-out schedule using
    Synopsys' Lynx Design System

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and
services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today
announced that OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ) has achieved first-pass
silicon success for its NAND flash Vector SSD using Synopsys' DesignWare®
DDR2/3-Lite PHY, Embedded Memories, STAR Memory System® solution and
Professional Services. Choosing Synopsys technology and services enabled OCZ
to accelerate the completion of their project, meet their performance
requirements and achieve first-pass silicon success with a production-ready

Targeting the high-end consumer market, the OCZ Vector SSD was designed to
deliver superior sustained performance through its new, high-performance
Indilinx Barefoot 3 flash controller supporting the SATA-3 protocol. For OCZ's
design team to effectively focus on developing the Barefoot 3 controller while
meeting their broader design goals, they needed reliable, silicon-proven IP,
an integrated design flow and design expertise to augment their own. OCZ
selected Synopsys' high-performance and area-optimized DDR2/3 PHY, embedded
SRAMs and integrated memory test and repair solution. To mitigate risks and
accelerate the implementation process, OCZ deployed the Lynx Design System, an
integrated RTL-to-GDSII block- and chip-level design environment with unique
visualization capabilities for efficient design exploration and reporting of
design status and trends. In addition, Synopsys' design consultants worked
closely with OCZ's engineers throughout the implementation of their chip,
delivering expertise and advanced methodologies in IP integration, physical
design, and physical verification that enabled OCZ to complete their
implementation in less than six months.

"We were very focused on reducing schedule risk, which made it imperative that
we partner with an established vendor like Synopsys that had the proven
portfolio of IP, design flows and services that we needed," said Brian McMath,
technical director at OCZ. "Of particular value to us was the DDR3 PHY
integration expertise Synopsys Professional Services brought to the project.
The combination of Synopsys' proven DesignWare IP, experienced design
consultants and tapeout-proven Lynx Design System made it possible for us to
achieve our performance goals while saving an estimated two months of schedule
time. The net result of our collaboration was that we got our product to
market much faster than if we had done it on our own."

"Companies such as OCZ who develop innovative electronic products need design
solutions they can rely on to mitigate project risks and meet tight
time-to-market windows," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for IP
and systems at Synopsys. "Synopsys invests heavily in developing high-quality
DesignWare IP as well as providing tightly correlated tool flows and
experienced design consultants so our customers can focus on the aspects of
their design that differentiate them from the competition."


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About DesignWare IP

Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions
for SoC designs. The broad DesignWare IP portfolio includes complete interface
IP solutions consisting of controllers, PHY and verification IP for widely
used protocols, analog IP, embedded memories, logic libraries, processor cores
and subsystems. To support software development and hardware/software
integration of the IP, Synopsys offers drivers, transaction-level models, and
prototypes for many of its IP products. Synopsys' HAPS® FPGA-Based Prototyping
Solutionenables validation of the IP and the SoC in the system context.
Synopsys'Virtualizer virtual prototyping tool set allows developers to start
the development of software for the IP or the entire SoC significantly earlier
compared to traditional methods.With a robust IP development methodology,
extensive investment in quality, IP prototyping, software development and
comprehensive technical support, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate
time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on DesignWare
IP, visit: http://www.synopsys.com/designware.

About OCZ Technology Group, Inc.

Founded in 2002, San Jose, CA-based OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (OCZ) is a
global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of
high-performance solid-state storage solutions and premium computer
components. Offering a complete spectrum of solid-state drives (SSDs), OCZ
provides SSDs in a variety of form factors and interfaces (i.e. PCIe, SAS and
SATA) to address a wide range of client and enterprise applications. Having
developed firmware and controller platforms, to virtualization and endurance
extending technologies, the company delivers vertically integrated solutions
enabling transformational approaches to how digital data is captured, stored,
accessed, analyzed and leveraged by customers. More information is available
at www.ocz.com.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics
market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor
IP, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design,
verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers
around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create
billions of chips and systems. Learn more athttp://www.synopsys.com.

Editorial Contacts:
Monica Marmie
Synopsys, Inc.

Stephen Brennan
MCA, Inc.
650-968-8900, ext.114

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.

Website: http://www.synopsys.com
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