Defacto Technologies Announces Synapse Design in collaboration with a major semiconductor company Reduces Simulation Time by 5X When using Defacto’s RTL Design Solutions

Grenoble, France, February 9th -- Defacto Technologies today announced that Synapse Design has tested STAR in collaboration with a major US based semiconductor company in the GPU market. Synapse Design used the RTL design restructuring capabilities of the Defacto’s STAR platform to generate clean and ready for synthesis RTL code.

“The semiconductor market is increasingly competitive particularly for end applications such as the GPU market that has stringent speed and time requirements. Synapse Design improved simulation time by 4x when using STAR in this well-known semiconductor company’s design flow,” said Marco Brambilla Associate Vice-President, Synapse Design. “In one case, thanks to STAR, we decreased simulation time from 54 hours to 10 hours under same conditions which is a huge breakthrough!”

“The collaboration with Synapse Design and their client who is a leader in GPU market, enhances and reinforces our capabilities in providing RTL design solutions to meet aggressive design time. Their tests showcase the uniqueness of STAR especially when it comes to complex designs in achieving significant time savings”, said Chouki Aktouf, Founder & CEO of Defacto Technologies. Mr. Aktouf added, “Synapse Design and their end client can now achieve an edge and competitiveness in the market with the added-value provided by the STAR platform”.

About Synapse Design
Synapse Design is the industry leader in design services for highly complex SoCs and embedded software and is the engineering backbone of many top-tier semiconductor and systems companies around the world. The Company's products and services support companies creating high-end products in the storage, wireless/mobile, networking/computing, automobile and multimedia industries. Through its people, products, technologies and services, the Company delivers engineering excellence and a flexible business model enabling next generation products for its customers. Founded in 2003, the company is headquartered in the Silicon Valley.

About Defacto Technologies
Defacto Technologies is a leading provider of RTL design solutions which help users to build a unified design flow where different standards like RTL IPXACT, UPF for power intent, SDC for timing constraints, LEF/DEF for physical design information, are considered. Defacto STAR platform is a suite of silicon proven EDA tools which are helping major semiconductor companies to improve and automatize their design flows mainly at RTL.

Defacto is headquartered at 3 Parvis Louis Néel 38016 Grenoble, France. For more information, visit us at

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