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Silc Technologies

Early synthesis company


SilcSyn was a synthesis system combining high-level behavioral design, architectural synthesis and optimization, and logic synthesis and optimization. The problem was that most companies were doing gate level design and this was too large a leap for them and the languages unnatural.
‘silicon compiler’ was a spin out from GTE Labs

Founded: 1987
Founder: Paul Lindemann, Chris Rosebrugh, Lev A. Markov, Jeff Fox

Acquired by: Racal Redac April 1990 $3.3M