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Synplicity Inc.
Type Acquired by Synopsys
Products Electronic design automation

Synplicity Inc. was a supplier of software solutions for design of programmable logic devices (FPGAs, PLDs and CPLDs) used for communications, military/aerospace, consumer, semiconductor, computer and other electronic systems. Synplicity’s tools provided logic synthesis, physical synthesis, and verification functions for FPGA, FPGA-based ASIC prototyping, and DSP designers. Synplicity was listed on Nasdaq until it was acquired by Synopsys for $227 million [1] in a transaction finalized May 15, 2008.


  • Ken McElvain, Founder and Chief Technical Officer
  • Alisa Yaffa, Co-founder and former CEO


  1. ^ Ann Steffora Mutschler (2008-03-20). "Synopsys buys Synplicity for $227M". EDN.