Freescale Selects Synopsys EDA Tools for Functional Verification

Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE: FSL) (NYSE: FSL.B), a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for wireless, networking, automotive, consumer and industrial markets and Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, announced that they have signed an agreement for Freescale’s use of Synopsys electronic design automation software for the functional verification of complex semiconductor designs. Freescale currently deploys Synopsys’ Discovery(TM) Verification Platform for SystemVerilog-based verification, including the VCS(R) functional verification solution with Native Testbench (NTB) technology.

“We are glad to conclude this agreement, which is consistent with our plan to use Synopsys VCS and SystemVerilog,” said Chekib Akrout, vice president of Design Technology for Freescale Semiconductor.

“Freescale and Synopsys have worked together for many years to drive the successful industry standardization of SystemVerilog,” said Manoj Gandhi, Sr. vice president and general manager, Verification Group, Synopsys, Inc. “Freescale has shown industry leadership through its early endorsement of SystemVerilog and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE:FSL, FSL.B) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. Freescale became a publicly traded company in July 2004. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, a member of the S&P 500(R), is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with 2005 sales of $5.8 billion (USD).

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in EDA software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market, enabling the development and production of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Synopsys also provides intellectual property and design services to simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia.

VCS and Synopsys are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. Discovery is a trademark of Synopsys, Inc.