DARPA, security, chip, design

DARPA Effort Embeds Security Into Chip Designs

The latest in a series of Pentagon semiconductor initiatives seeks to embed security features into chip designs that would allow silicon architects to probe economics-versus-security tradeoffs while baking in security throughout device lifecycles. The chip design effort represents continuing U.S. efforts to secure its electronics supply chain as semiconductors emerge as a choke point in…

Brite, SMIC and Synopsys Collaborate on IoT Platform

Brite Semiconductor (“Brite”), Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (“SMIC”; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK) and Synopsys (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced a collaboration resulting in an IoT platform that enables designers, system integrators and OEMs to accelerate and differentiate their next-generation IoT systems. The platform consisting of Synopsys’ DesignWare® ARC® Data Fusion Subsystem with ARC EM9D processor, USB,…

TSMC and Synopsys Extend Into 16-nm

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced TSMC’s certification of Synopsys’ Laker® custom design solution for the TSMC 16-nanometer (nm) FinFET process Design Rule Manual (DRM) V0.5 as well as the availability of a 16-nm interoperable process design kit…

Lattice Extends Synopsys IP Licensure Deal

Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (LSCC) today announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for Synopsys’ Synplify® FPGA synthesis tools optimized for Lattice FPGAs and Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs). With this agreement Synopsys continues…