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Magma Enables ZiiLABS to Double the Performance, Cut Power by Half on 100-Core ZMS-40 Processor

Magma Design Automation Inc. today announced that ZiiLABS has implemented its 14th design using Magma’s software. The recently announced 100-core ZMS-40 StemCell Media processor combines 96 of ZiiLABS' StemCell media processing cores with four 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs to deliver stunning multi-tasking application and media processing performance and is optimized for Android-based handheld and tablet computing applications.
17th February 2012

Magma and MunEDA Significantly Boost Designer Productivity for Leading-Edge Analog and Digital Circuit Designs

Magma Design Automation Inc. and MunEDA Inc. announced today the completion of a collaborative effort to integrate Magma’s FineSim SPICE simulator and MunEDA’s WiCkeD tools suite. The joint solution enhances and speeds the analysis, modeling and optimization of full-custom analog and digital circuit designs – especially in leading-edge 28-nanometer (nm) and 20-nm process technologies.
15th February 2012

SuVolta Expands Commitment to Magma’s FineSim SPICE

Magma Design Automation Inc. announced today that SuVolta, Inc. has expanded its business relationship with Magma by entering into a licensing agreement to use the FineSim SPICE multi-CPU circuit simulator.
17th January 2012


eSilicon Recognizes Magma with 2011 Supplier of The Year Award

Magma® Design Automation Inc. announced today that it has received the eSilicon Corporation 2011 Supplier of the Year Award. Magma, an eSilicon technology and business partner since 2003, beat out a crowded field this past year by providing technology leadership, product quality, lowest total cost of ownership and excellent customer service.
8th December 2011

Magma’s FineSim SPICE Enables Dolphin Technology to Achieve 6X Faster Simulation Runtime, Reducing Time to Market and Improving IP Quality

Magma Design Automation has announced that Dolphin Technology has standardized on the FineSim SPICE multi-CPU circuit simulation technology to accelerate delivery of high quality intellectual property (IP). Magma’s FineSim SPICE has enabled Dolphin Technology to quickly and accurately run thousands of simulations of their IP across all process corners. By increasing simulation coverage without sacrificing accuracy, FineSim SPICE enables Dolphin Technology to provide their customers with highly reliable, high yielding IP.
6th December 2011

Magma’s Latest Version of FineSim Pro Delivers 3X Faster Runtime, Allowing SPICE-Accurate Simulation of Very Large Analog/Mixed-Signal Designs

Magma Design Automation Inc. today announced the availability of a new version of the FineSim Pro full-chip circuit-level simulation product that delivers 3X faster runtime than previous versions while continuing to deliver SPICE-accurate results. As an example, FineSim Pro was able to simulate a large post-layout design containing more than 75K MOS devices and more than 2.9 million parasitic resistors and capacitors in a little over an hour. With this latest version, chip designers can better address the growing complexity of verification and increasing number of simulations required for today’s analog/mixed-signal designs.
5th December 2011

Magma Reports $38.3 Million Second-Quarter Revenue, Exceeding Guidance

Magma Design Automation has reported revenue of $38.3 million for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended Oct. 30, 2011, up 13 percent from the $33.9 million reported in the year-ago second quarter. During the second quarter, Magma made great business and technical progress—adding a record number of new logos and generating positive cash flow for the 11th consecutive quarter, said Rajeev Madhavan, Magma chairman and chief executive officer. Our product portfolio is the strongest it’s ever been, and as a result, the customer adoption rate is accelerating. The momentum of the Titan™ analog implementation and optimization system continues to grow with more than 30 customers now deploying it in their design flows. Our core Talus implementation platform added 4 new logos and 8 existing customers extended their contracts. Our sign-off tools gained traction this quarter with Tekton now in use by more than 25 customers and QCP adding 10 new logos. The FineSim™ circuit simulator added 9 new logos.
2nd December 2011

Magma Acquisition by Synopsys to Provide Customers with State-of-the-Art Mixed-Signal, Digital and Analog Design Solutions that Enable More Profitable Silicon

Magma Design Automation has announced the company has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Synopsys. The combination of the two companies’ technologies, development capabilities, support teams and sales channels will provide chip designers with greater access to state-of-the art electronic design automation (EDA) solutions that enable more profitable silicon.
1st December 2011

40 Percent Faster Runtime and Enhanced High-Performance Core Design Capabilities Drive Adoption of

Magma Design Automation Inc. has announced that recent improvements to the Talus 1.2 integrated circuit (IC) implementation platform have triggered a significant increase in customer adoption. Since its initial release 12 months ago, Magma has continued to refine the system, improving runtime by 40 percent and enhancing high-performance core design capabilities. The result is a robust and silicon-proven solution that accelerates development and reduces the cost of advanced-node systems on chip (SoCs).
1st December 2011

Magma’s Latest Version of FineSim Pro Delivers 3X Faster Runtime, Allowing SPICE-Accurate Simulation of Very Large Analog/Mixed-Signal Designs

Magma Design Automation has announced the availability of a new version of the FineSim Pro full-chip circuit-level simulation product that delivers 3X faster runtime than previous versions while continuing to deliver SPICE-accurate results. As an example, FineSim Pro was able to simulate a large post-layout design containing more than 75K MOS devices and more than 2.9 million parasitic resistors and capacitors in a little over an hour. With this latest version, chip designers can better address the growing complexity of verification and increasing number of simulations required for today’s analog/mixed-signal designs.
30th November 2011

Magma’s Titan Delivers Higher Quality and Faster Design Convergence for Analog IP

Magma Design Automation has announced the availability of a new release of the Titan Analog/Mixed-Signal (Titan AMS) Design Platform. With patent-pending analog design technology, Titan provides an innovative FlexCell-to-GDSII analog/mixed-signal (AMS) flow that organically integrates both electrical design and physical design into one unified design methodology. This paradigm-shifting, electrical-physical co-design flow ranges from front-end design such as schematics to circuit optimization in Titan Analog Design Accelerator (Titan ADX) to back-end design such as placement and routing in Titan Analog Virtual Prototyper (Titan AVP) and Titan Shape-Based Router (Titan SBR). Leveraging tight integration through a unified database and enhanced algorithms Titan further accelerates AMS design and reuse, setting a new standard in design automation for productivity, portability and quality.
29th November 2011

Magma’s Tekton Achieves Adoption Milestone with More than 25 Companies Now Using the Advanced Static Timing Analysis Solution to Accelerate Timing Sign-off

Magma Design Automation has announced that since its release 18 months ago, Tekton has grown its customer base to more than 25 companies, achieving the fastest adoption rate of any tool in the company’s history. Tekton, the most advanced sign-off-quality static timing analysis (STA) tool on the market, was introduced to the industry in the spring of 2010. This unprecedented growth was accomplished despite the chip industry’s shrinking electronic design automation (EDA) budgets and designers’ historical unwillingness to change sign-off tools.
29th November 2011

Exar Selects Magma’s Tekton and QCP to Accelerate Sign-Off of 40-nm SoCs

Magma Design Automation has announced Exar Corporation has adopted the Tekton static timing analysis and QCP extraction software to accelerate sign-off and engineering change order (ECO) flows for 40-nanometer systems on a chip (SoCs). Exar selected the Magma solution after an extensive evaluation in which Tekton and QCP were shown to efficiently perform multi-mode multi-corner analysis and extraction, to deliver 5X faster runtime than traditional tools, and to provide sign-off quality results. Exar is now leveraging the Magma solution to shorten development cycles and accelerate shipment of next-generation devices to customers to meet dynamic market requirements
21st November 2011

Magma’s Titan Adopted by Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited to Improve Analog Design Productivity

Magma Design Automation has announced its Titan Analog Design Accelerator was adopted by Fujitsu Semiconductor. Titan ADX was selected by Fujitsu Semiconductor after an extensive evaluation in which the software was used to optimize and port a variety of analog intellectual property (IP) circuits to new design specifications and processes. The evaluation demonstrated Titan ADX’s ability to increase designer productivity, to accelerate turnaround time on systems on chip (SoCs) and to reduce the cost of analog design and reuse.
21st November 2011

Analog Bits Accelerates Analog IP Verification Using Magma’s FineSim SPICE

Magma Design Automation has announced that Analog Bits, accelerates analog IP verification for its precision clocking macros, programmable interconnect solutions and specialized memories using FineSim SPICE multi-CPU circuit simulation technology. Using the FineSim SPICE multi-CPU simulation technology, Analog Bits has significantly shortened simulation runtimes, increasing simulation coverage without sacrificing accuracy.
18th November 2011

Magma’s New SystemNav Speeds Board-Level Failure Analysis by Enabling Signal Trace between Chips, Stacked Dies, PCBs and MCMs

Magma Design Automation has announced SystemNav, a next-generation tool that extends CAD navigation and circuit debug from integrated circuits (ICs) to stacked die, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and multichip modules (MCMs). SystemNav is the only commercially available tool that integrates multiple, interactive IC and PCB online trace and circuit debugging with CAD navigation. SystemNav allows rapid signal traces on chips, stacked dies and MCMs and PCBs. With SystemNav, fab teams can trace signals from chip to board, back to chip and then quickly navigate failure analysis tools to X, Y locations to determine the root cause of the fault.
15th November 2011

Magma’s New SystemNav Speeds Board-Level Failure Analysis by Enabling Signal Trace between Chips, Stacked Dies, PCBs and MCMs

Magma Design Automation has announced SystemNav, a next-generation tool that extends CAD navigation and circuit debug from integrated circuits (ICs) to stacked die, printed circuit boards (PCBs) and multichip modules (MCMs). SystemNav is the only commercially available tool that integrates multiple, interactive IC and PCB online trace and circuit debugging with CAD navigation. SystemNav allows rapid signal traces on chips, stacked dies and MCMs and PCBs. With SystemNav, fab teams can trace signals from chip to board, back to chip and then quickly navigate failure analysis tools to X, Y locations to determine the root cause of the fault.
15th November 2011

Adapteva Uses Magma’s RTL-to-GDSII Flow to Tape Out a 28-nm 64-Core Microprocessor Chip

Magma Design Automation has announced that Adapteva used Magma software to tape out the Epiphany-IV 64-core microprocessor array IC targeted to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ 28-nm SLP process. By leveraging Magma’s Talus, Hydra and Titan leveraging Magma’s Talus, Hydra and Titan digital and analog IC design solutions and the Quartz DRC/LVS physical verification tool with newly qualified runsets for the 28-nm SLP process, Adapteva was able to deliver the highest energy efficiency of any floating point processor array solution to date, with ground-breaking performance of 70 GFLOPS/Watt.
11th November 2011

eSilicon uses Magma to Tape Out 28-nm 1.5GHz Microprocessor Cluster for Embedded Platforms

Magma Design Automation has announced that eSilicon Corporation used Magma software to tape out a three-way microprocessor cluster based on MIPS’ leading-edge MIPS32 1074Kf Coherent Processing System (CPS). Typical performance of the cluster is expected to be approximately 1.5GHz with worst-case performance of 1GHz. By leveraging Magma’s Talus IC implementation platform and the Talus-Flow-Manager-Based Reference Flow for GLOBALFOUNDRIES' 28nm-SLP process technology, eSilicon was able to achieve an impressive performance goal while optimizing power consumption.
10th November 2011

Magma brings Silicon One Seminar Series to Europe

Magma® Design Automation brings its Silicon One Seminar Series to Europe next month, with one-day seminars to be held in the UK and France. The European dates are part of a global roadshow which includes events in the US, Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan and Israel. Magma will host the France seminar on Tuesday 8th November at Sophia Antipolis, and on Thursday 10th November in London.
10th October 2011


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