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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

STMicroelectronics Announces Certified Design Flow to Accelerate Creation of Next-Generation Silicon

via PRNewswire

Optimized ANSI-C code, which describes the digital element of the chip, is used in Agilent's ADS platform to verify the RF/mixed-signal design performance against published wireless standards. Once verified, this same optimized ANSI-C is then input into Mentor's Catapult C compiler to create very high-speed integrated circuit hardware description language (VHDL) that is used for gate-level synthesis into an ASIC.

"ST has developed one of the industry's most advanced system level design flows to manage the increasing complexity of today's System-on-Chip designs," said Philippe Magarshack, Vice-President and General Manager of Central CAD and Design Solutions at STMicroelectronics. "By integrating best-in-class tool technologies from Agilent, Atrenta, Calypto and Mentor with ST's own design expertise, our system-level design flows can build chips faster, with higher quality and productivity, allowing our customers to derive the maximum benefit from ST's advanced chip technologies."

STMicroelectronics Solution Showcased at DAC 2008

The STMicroelectronics certified ESL reference design flow will be featured at the Mentor Graphics booth at DAC 2008, June 9-12 at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center. ST is also presenting on the Industrial Usage of ESL synthesis at the HLS Workshop: Back to the Future in Room 208A on June 8, 2008 at DAC.

For further information on the specific CAD tools: Agilent's Advanced Design System -- Atrenta's SpyGlass -- Calypto's SLEC equivalence checker -- Mentor's Catapult C --

About STMicroelectronics

STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today's convergence markets. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2007, the Company's net revenues were $10 billion. Further information on ST can be found at

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