Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Selects Forte's SystemC High-Level Synthesis, Floating Point IP Software for SoC Design

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 05, 2011 -- Realtek Semiconductor Corp. of Hsinchu, Taiwan, has selected high-level synthesis (HLS) software and floating point intellectual property (IP) from Forte Design Systems™ for the design and development of systems on chip (SoCs) for communications network, computer peripheral and multimedia applications.

Forte's Cynthesizer™ SystemC high-level synthesis software and CellMath™ were purchased after a thorough evaluation because they improved overall quality of results (QoR) and turnaround time (TAT) on Realtek's initial designs. CellMath's support for floating-point datatypes was also cited by Realtek as a reason for choosing Forte Design Systems as its HLS vendor.

"Forte's tools offer many important advantages to our design team, allowing us to reduce our floating point hardware design time and significantly improve time-to-market," notes Jessy Chen, Realtek's vice president and spokesman. "We were impressed by Cynthesizer's capabilities, CellMath's support for floating-point datatypes, and Forte's extensive expertise in design with high-level synthesis."

Brett Cline, Forte's vice president of marketing and sales, says: "We're delighted to have the opportunity to work with a company pioneering and developing many of today's breakthrough high-tech applications. Realtek's cutting edge designs demand the improved productivity and quality of results of a new level of abstraction using high-level synthesis."

About Realtek
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. is one of the world's leading IC providers. Realtek designs and develops a wide range of IC products for communications network, computer peripheral, and multimedia applications. Products include 10/100/1000M Ethernet Controllers/PHYs, 10/100/1000M Ethernet Switch Controllers/Media Converter Controllers/Gateway Controllers, Wireless LAN Controllers & AP/Router SoCs, DSL Chips, VoIP Solutions, AC'97/High Definition Audio Codecs, Clock Generators, Card Reader Controllers, Web Camera Controllers, LCD Monitor/ATV/DTV Controllers, and Digital Media Processors. With advanced design expertise in RF, analog, and mixed signal circuits, and with strong manufacturing and system knowledge, Realtek offers full-featured, high-performance, and competitive total solutions. More information on Realtek can be found on our web site:

About Forte Design Systems
Forte Design Systems is a leading provider of software products that enable design at a higher level of abstraction and improve 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

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Forte Design Systems 
(978) 206-1855

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Nanette Collins
Public Relations for Forte Design Systems
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