New DesignWare Verification IP Alliance program expands availability of high quality VMM-enabled verification IP

Synopsys Inc, a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today announced the launch of its DesignWare(R) Verification IP (VIP) Alliance program with initial members eInfochips, a spec-to-system solutions company, and NoBug, a digital design, verification and EDA company. Both are current members of the Synopsys VMM Catalyst program and have been selected for their depth of experience with verification methodology and verification IP. The Alliance will provide designers with access to a broader range of Verification Methodology Manual (VMM)-enabled verification IP, complementing the Synopsys DesignWare verification IP portfolio. By establishing a network of pre-qualified VIP vendors, Synopsys is helping designers accelerate and simplify the verification of IP blocks in their system on chips (SoCs) with less risk and faster time to results.
To help deliver a consistent use-model for designers, the VIP offered by the partners through the DesignWare VIP Alliance will be developed in accordance with the guidelines used by Synopsys' verification IP engineering experts. Furthermore, the members will use Synopsys' internal VIP VMM rating tool, which enables them to ensure the compliance of the Verification IP to the VMM standard. The VMM features included in the Alliance members' VIP provide easy integration into SystemVerilog VMM verification environments, helping to speed testbench development time.
"We have been developing verification IP for many years and have seen wide adoption of VMM as well as an increasing demand for VMM-enabled verification IP," said Sribash Dey, vice president of Sales at eInfochips. "By working closely with Synopsys, our mutual customers can have access to a wider range of VMM-enabled verification IP that helps accelerate their verification process."
"With such high activity around VMM, it's important to provide designers with verification IP to meet their design requirements," said Moshe Shalev, NoBug's CEO. "As a DesignWare VIP Alliance member with access to the guidelines and VMM rating tool used by Synopsys, we will be able to provide VIP that is complementary to DesignWare VIP and meets the high quality expectations of our mutual clients."
"The DesignWare VIP Alliance members have gained our confidence through their experience in VMM-enabled verification IP development, and we trust their ability to provide our mutual customers with essential verification IP and services," said John Koeter, vice president of marketing for the Solutions Group at Synopsys. "This Alliance enables designers to have easy access to pre-qualified vendors for their Verification IP needs and helps them accelerate the adoption of new technologies into their SoCs with less risk."

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