Forte Leads ESL Synthesis Market, Reports 22% Growth in 2012
SAN JOSE, CA, Jan 15, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Forte Design Systems(TM) (www.ForteDS.com) capped 2012 with 22%
growth and was named the #1 provider of electronic system-level (ESL)
synthesis software by Gary Smith EDA, the leading provider of market
intelligence and advisory services for the global Electronic Design
Automation (EDA) market.
"Our commitment to high-value software and top-notch support was
validated in 2012 as we moved into the #1 slot for ESL synthesis,"
says Sean Dart, Forte's president and chief executive officer. "We're
looking forward to building upon this success with continued growth
forecast for high-level synthesis and our intellectual property
offerings for 2013."
Additionally, 2012 was the seventh consecutive year of revenue
growth, as Forte added new Cynthesizer(TM) SystemC high-level
synthesis users in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United
States, many of whom were using competitive C-synthesis products.
Cynthesizer was also deployed more widely in several large
semiconductor companies throughout the US, Korea, and Japan. Its
CynWare(TM) and CellMath(TM) intellectual property (IP) businesses
expanded in 2012 as design teams implemented the IP into GPUs and
Cynthesizer is the first SystemC-based design solution that closes
the gap between ESL design and register transfer level (RTL)-to-GDSII
flows. The latest version, introduced in October 2012, has increased
performance and capacity across the entire tool suite. New features
include higher-level modeling style support to increase design
abstraction; expanded optimization and analysis capabilities to
reduce design time; and additional integrations with third-party
tools handle most every standard design flow.
In 2012, Forte's engineering efforts also included CellMath IP
enhancements to meet Open CL compliance. For example, CellMath now
contains a single high quality floating point unit that performs
rcp/rsq/log/exp/sin/cos/sqrt with improved precision to match the
OpenCL (v1.1) requirement for those functions in the supported input
intervals. Additionally, versions of the floating point IEEE add2 and
IEEE multiplier with denormal support are available to support the
"half" datatype in OpenCL.
To keep up with demand, Forte's Marketing and Sales organization
expanded in 2012. Growth will continue into 2013 as Forte's plans
call for hiring more sales managers, field application engineers and
design consultants globally.
About Forte Design Systems
Forte Design Systems(TM)
(www.ForteDS.com) 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
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