This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Synopsys Collaborates With A*STAR IME To Optimize TSI Technology

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and SINGAPORE, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Collaboration will provide the framework for heterogeneous 2.5D/3D-IC systems
  • Will optimize silicon interposer technology for lower cost and higher performance

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that it will join Singapore's A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME)-led 2.5D TSI Consortium to provide the framework for heterogeneous 3D-IC systems using through-silicon interposer (TSI) technology. Synopsys will contribute its market expertise to the consortium to optimize TSI technology for cost-effective and performance-driven applications. The consortium's research and development efforts will lead to the demonstration of a heterogeneous 2.5D-IC design and manufacturing flow.

The electronic systems market is continually driving the demand for higher performance and functionality at lower cost. While traditional semiconductor technologies utilized in system-on-chip (SoC) devices continue to advance, the limitations in multi-chip systems, including interconnect density and inter-device bandwidth, are constraining system performance improvements. In addition, when multiple semiconductor technologies (such as MEMS, RF, analog and DRAM) are packaged independently from the system processor and related logic functions, it further impacts performance and cost. 3D-IC integration is an emerging solution for heterogeneous, multi-die and package systems. 2.5D-IC, a form of 3D-IC integration, combines silicon interposer, microbump and through-silicon via (TSV) technologies to enable the integration of heterogeneous, multi-die systems in a single package. In comparison to systems that contain the die packaged separately, 2.5D-IC offers many potential benefits, including higher system bandwidth, smaller form factor and faster time to product.

"Collaborating with industry leaders is essential to our 2.5D/3D-IC research and development roadmap," said Professor Dim-Lee Kwong, executive director of IME. "Through the consortium, a valuable resource sharing platform is formed where different fields of expertise and knowledge are readily available to optimize the research efforts and advance the market adoption of 2.5D integration for a wide range of applications."

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,067.56 -30.89 -0.18%
S&P 500 2,002.28 -1.09 -0.05%
NASDAQ 4,598.1880 +17.9170 0.39%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs