Mountain View, Calif., May 29, 2001 - BOPS, Inc., the leading provider of programmable broadband digital signal processing (DSP) intellectual property, today announced that it has signed SynTest Technologies (Sunnyvale, Calif.) as a member of its TopStarsm Authorized Design Center Program. The program provides comprehensive system-on-chip (SOC) design services and solutions for BOPS customers. SynTest offers Design-For-Test (DFT) tools and services.

"We are selecting the leading providers of service for our customers. SynTest is a leader in DFT tools and services, and has already engaged with us to provide scan and memory BIST services to our DSP core customers." said Zafar Malik, vice president, SOC design services, BOPS, Inc.

"Our goals are to improve the testability of IC and SoC designs and reduce tester time." noted SynTest's president and CEO, L.-T. Wang. "Relationships with leading core providers such as BOPS benefits our customers and helps them reduce test time."

TopStar is a key part of BOPS overall customer support plan to provide best-in-class design and support services to its customers through a combination of expert in-house and a network of highly regarded external resources. BOPS customers are free to choose the right combination of resources based on their own service requirements and preferences. For more information about the program, visit

About BOPS

Based in Mountain View, Calif., BOPS, Inc. develops and licenses a fully scalable, synthesizable DSP architecture that is programmable and reusable for evolving communications, mobile multimedia and wireless applications. BOPS DSP architecture, cores, compilers, system tools and complete SOC designs offer total life-cycle solutions and rapid time-to-market. While providing the highest performance in the industry, BOPS® cores are DSP co-processors to ARM, MIPS and other hosts and are supported by an extensive alliance of hardware, software, tools and design partners. For more information, please visit

About SynTest

SynTest Technologies, Inc. develops and markets DFT and fault simulation software tools and offers consulting services throughout the world to semiconductor companies, ASIC designers and test groups. The company's products improve an electronic design's testability and fault coverage and result in reduced defect levels and reduced tester time. For more information, please visit .

BOPS is a registered trademark and TopStar is a service mark of BOPS, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.

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