Synopsys Honors Freescale Semiconductor with 2013 Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award

       Synopsys Honors Freescale Semiconductor with 2013 Tenzing Norgay
                      Interoperability Achievement Award

Recognizing leadership and contribution to standards-based collaboration
across industry

PR Newswire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate
innovation in chips and electronic systems, announced that Freescale®
Semiconductor will receive Synopsys' thirteenth annual Tenzing Norgay
Interoperability Achievement Award for advancing industry standards that
enable interoperable system design flows. The award will be presented at the
IEEE - SA Symposium on EDA Interoperability
( on October 24, 2013 at the
Techmart in Santa Clara, CA.

Freescale Semiconductor has been a leader and active participant in governance
of standards development organizations such as Accellera and the IEEE
Standards Association (IEEE-SA). Freescale was one of the organizations that
identified interoperability issues within verification of complex
system-on-chip (SoC) designs that were impacting their next generation of
products. The company's leadership in consensus building and technical
contributions was instrumental in the creation of the Universal Verification
Methodology (UVM™) under the Accellera Systems Initiative. Leveraging these
efforts, Freescale also deployed the new standards-based methodology and drove
EDA tool adoption. Now, completing the full cycle of standardization,
Freescale is sharing its experience for continued improvement of such

"The formation of a universal methodology for interoperable verification
solutions has benefited companies across the industry, increasing productivity
and reducing errors," said Dr. Magdy Abadir, director of Design Automation at
Freescale Semiconductor. "On behalf of my colleagues at Freescale, we are
honored to receive this award and to be recognized for helping to foster
interoperability in the industry."

"Freescale Semiconductor has worked to promote collaborative efforts in
solving complex design and verification challenges," said Rich Goldman, vice
president of corporate marketing and strategic market development at Synopsys.
"We applaud their leadership and technical contribution to the development of
standards-based interoperability solutions for the semiconductor industry."

About the Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award

The Tenzing Norgay Interoperability Achievement Award was established by
Synopsys to recognize EDA providers and users who collaborate on interoperable
design flows that benefit the community. The award is presented annually to
companies, organizations, universities and individuals who have surpassed
common levels of interoperability, have contributed to overall industry
advancement and have helped provide a new view of the future for EDA
interoperability. Named for the crucial role that Sherpa Tenzing Norgay played
in the first successful attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953,
the Interoperability Achievement Award recognizes achievements that are
critical to a designer's success.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics
market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor
IP, Synopsys delivers software, IP and services to 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 at

Synopsys is registered trademark of Synopsys, Inc. Freescale is a trademark
of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. UVM is a trademark of Accellera Organization,
Inc. Any other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release
are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

Editorial Contacts:

Monica Marmie
Synopsys, Inc.

Deanna Doyon
MCA, Inc.
650-968-8900 ext. 203

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.

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