Analog and Mixed-Signal IPs, I/O Libraries, Network-on-Chip Interfaces, WiMAX IPs and Magma Software Speed Development of Next-Generation SoC DesignsSANTA CLARA, Calif.--Jan. 23, 2006
--Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA - News), a provider of semiconductor design software, today announced that five new intellectual property (IP) vendors have joined its MagmaTies program to develop "Magma-Ready" IP. Aragio Solutions, Arteris, Go2silicon, SiWave and Soft Mixed Signal have teamed with Magma to provide solutions that enable mutual customers to speed through the semiconductor design and manufacturing processes.
Through the MagmaTies program, IP vendors commit to providing synthesis and reference methodology support for soft IP products and verification of industry-standard views for hard IP products. With this level of support, Magma and its partners ensure that IP products can be quickly integrated into mutual customers' complex integrated circuit (IC) designs. In addition, these efforts provide IC designers with a comprehensive IP portfolio for design deployment.
"With over 15 IP providers already in the MagmaTies program, we have established a proven 'Magma-Ready' IP qualification process," said Michael Ma, vice president of foundry and IP relationships for Magma. "Our customers have already benefited from the time-to-market advantage of using this integrated solution. With these additional partnerships and support, Magma and its partners are creating a broad portfolio of IP products to enable our customers to tackle next-generation SoC designs quickly."Companies Comment on Partnership with Magma
"Aragio Solutions' I/O libraries provide robust ESD protection and high latch-up immunity solutions for ASIC designs. The company specializes in custom digital and analog IC design with silicon-proven I/O library solutions for industry-standard interfaces, RF and analog circuitry," said Robert L. (Les) Veal, sales and marketing at Aragio Solutions. "Our partnership with Magma makes our solutions even more effective and responsive to customer needs."
"Arteris provides a configurable network-on-chip (NoC) subsystem for system-on-chip (SoC) communications," said K. Charles Janac, CEO of Arteris. "By working with Magma we can assure our joint customers of a rapid path to silicon, reducing SoC unit costs, project costs and time to market."
"We have collaborated to optimize and integrate our high-performance, low-cost analog and mixed-signal IP cores with Magma's tools," said Charles Yang, CEO of Go2silicon. "Through our relationship, 'Magma-Ready' Go2silicon IP is available, bringing value to our mutual customers."
"SiWave is committed to delivering a unique and wide range of PHY IP products that offer the only truly configurable and scalable solution in the 802.16/WiMAX market," said Hanni Bagnordi, CEO of SiWave. "We are very pleased to be part of the 'Magma-Ready' program. Magma's IC implementation system enables us to provide our mutual customers with highly optimized and power efficient shrink-wrap IP solutions for the next-generation portable and mobile WiMAX market.
"Soft Mixed Signal Corporation develops and offers system-level PHY and transceiver IC solutions for LAN, WAN and SAN connectivity markets utilizing proprietary mixed-signal and digital signal processing (DSP) technologies," said Muzaffer Kal, director of system architecture at Soft Mixed Signal. "By teaming with Magma, we will be able to quickly and effectively provide comprehensive IP solutions to our mutual customers."The MagmaTies Program
The goal of the MagmaTies program is to provide Magma customers with solutions to speed through the semiconductor design and manufacturing processes. These solutions require proven tools and methodologies, along with well-trained service providers. MagmaTies works with ASIC vendors, EDA tool vendors, library vendors, IP providers, design service providers and semiconductor foundries. Through the program, Magma and MagmaTies members work together to qualify tool interfaces, and to test and qualify libraries and foundry processes for use with Magma's software. In addition, Magma works with IP providers to develop a methodology for certifying the performance of IP blocks using Blast Wrap®. Also, Magma is working in conjunction with design service providers to build a worldwide network of design service providers certified to provide top-flight assistance for Magma customers.About Magma
Magma's software for integrated circuit (IC) design is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology. The world's top chip companies use Magma's EDA software to design and verify complex, high-performance 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"(TM). Magma is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices around the world. Magma's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com