Advanced technology and expert designers provide rapid time to market and lower development costs
BANGALORE, India, Nov. 21, 2005 -- Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software today announced that eInfochips, Inc., a leading chip and product design services firm with silicon-to-system capabilities, has strengthened its integrated circuit (IC) design and verification capabilities. The company has adopted Magma's Blast Create™, Blast Fusion®, Blast Power™, Blast Rail™ and Blast Noise® implementation software and has added expert designers to its staff. With advanced electronic design automation software, proven methodologies and skilled engineers, eInfochips can offer comprehensive, RTL-to-GDSII design and verification of systems on chip (SoCs) for the computing, consumer electronics and communications markets.
"To meet the performance, turnaround time and budget requirements of our worldwide semiconductor customers, eInfochips uses the most advanced technology," said Tapan Joshi, eInfochips' vice president of marketing. "We selected the Magma software as the foundation of our design services expansion because it provides critical capabilities for sub-nanometer design. Integrating logic and physical design into a single environment ensures a smooth ASIC hand-off. The Magma system's ability to concurrently address timing, power, area, signal integrity and yield, allows us to identify and correct problems early in the flow, accurately predict design results and shorten design cycles."
"eInfochips has an impressive track record, having completed over 80 chip design and verification projects for large semiconductor and fabless chip companies," said Atreya Nagaraja, director of India & ASEAN sales of Magma Design Automation. "With the right combination of technical capabilities and market expertise, we are pleased to add them to the list of design centers that can support our growing customer base in India."
About Magma's RTL-to-GDSII Solutions
Blast Create, Blast Fusion, Blast Noise, Blast Power and Blast Rail are key components of Magma's integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow. Blast Create is a predictable RTL-to-placed-gates solution that enables designers to determine whether their design will meet timing prior to handing it off to layout. Blast Fusion is a fast physical design system for advanced methodologies and nanometer process technologies. It provides advanced analysis and optimization capabilities for designing high-performance, low-power designs. Blast Fusion enables rapid design closure, taking into account new nanometer design challenges such as on-chip variation. Blast Noise is Magma's complete integrated signal integrity analysis and prevention solution. Blast Noise works concurrently with Blast Fusion throughout the implementation flow to automatically analyze and adjust a chip design to avoid crosstalk noise, crosstalk delay and signal electromigration (EM) problems. By automatically addressing these problems during physical design, Blast Noise eliminates the need for cumbersome post-layout analysis and repair, and ensures working silicon. Blast Rail and Blast Power provide power analysis, management and optimization capabilities, enabling continuous power, timing and area tradeoffs throughout the design flow.
eInfochips Inc., based in Santa Clara, is a leading provider of cutting edge ASIC design and verification services, Embedded systems solutions and IP cores. Their capabilities extend from Specification to System, with knowledge on ASIC design & verification, physical design, board design and embedded firmware development. The company's India and US design centers have delivered SoC and Embedded solutions to a variety of customers thus increasing their cost-effectiveness, reducing their time-to-market and growing their market strength. A partial list of customers includes ATI, Rambus, Texas Instruments, Cisco, Cypress Semiconductors, Sun Microsystems, Philips, Broadcom, AMCC. Website www.einfochips.com
Magma is a leading provider of software for semiconductor design. The world's top chip companies use Magma's EDA products to design and verify complex, high-performance integrated circuits (ICs) for communications, computing, consumer electronics and networking applications, while at the same time reducing design time and costs. Magma provides software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, characterization and programmable logic design, and the company's integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow offers "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon"™. Magma is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices around the world. The company's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.