Synopsys Probed for Allegedly Supplying Chip Design Computer software to Chinese Companies

Synopsys, one of the major suppliers of digital structure automation (EDA) software package equipment utilized to design chips, is being probed for allegedly providing their products to blacklisted Chinese corporations.  

Investigators from the U.S. Office of Commerce are on the lookout into allegations that Synopsys has furnished EDA tools to Huawei’s HiSilicon unit to make chips at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., according to a Bloomberg report that cites two individuals with knowledge of the subject. The software program products and solutions were reportedly equipped via ‘affiliates in China’ although it is unclear which resources or IP were delivered to Huawei’s HiSilicon and SMIC as very well as when.