In this paper, we propose a new dual class of stability condition for MIMO single-delay systems which is based on the implicit existence of a Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional but does not explicitly construct such a functional. This new type of stability condition allows the controller synthesis problem to be formulated as a convex optimization problem with little or no conservatism using a variable transformation. Furthermore, we show how to invert this variable transformation in order to obtain the stabilizing controller. The stability and controller synthesis conditions are then enforced using the SOS framework exploiting recent advances in this field. Numerical testing verifies there is little to no conservatism in either the 'dual' stability test or the controller synthesis condition.