SAN JOSE, CALIF. -- February 7, 2013 -- Forte Design Systems™ today announced Hitachi Information &
Communication Engineering, Ltd., of Yokohama, Japan, has selected its Cynthesizer™ SystemC high-level
synthesis (HLS) to deploy within its LSI Logic Design Services business.
In making the selection, Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering noted its design team put
Cynthesizer through a rigorous evaluation and concluded the tool enables design at a higher level of
abstraction and helps improve over design results. Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering will
use Cynthesizer to help its customers achieve better quality of results (QoR) and improve the time-to-market
delivery of their products.
Cynthesizer is the first high-level design solution that closes the gap between electronic system level (ESL)
design and register transfer level (RTL)-to-GDSII flows. It provides a complete design environment that
includes behavioral synthesis and verification as well as FPGA prototyping and design management. It generates
production-quality RTL code using a high-level SystemC-transaction level modeling (TLM) design description as
input. Cynthesizer provides an open and customizable environment based on standard languages and application
programming interfaces (APIs).
Forte Design Systems™ 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.
Since its establishment of the company in October 2006, Hitachi Information & Communication
Engineering has been carrying a message of "ICT@ET Monozukuri," which aims to respond to customer
needs for 'MONOZUKURI' 末 creative design and manufacturing. By combining ICT (Information and
Communication Technology) with ET (Embedded Technology), Hitachi Information & Communication
Engineering deploys engineering business to cover the information and communication field and the
social innovation field, and solution business prepared for cloud services.
Forte Design Systems and Cynthesizer are registered trademarks for Forte Design
Systems. Forte acknowledges trademarks or registered trademarks of other organizations for their
respective products and services.
For more information, contact:
Brett Cline, Forte Design Systems
Nanette Collins, Public Relations for Forte Design Systems