SAN JOSE and LOS ALTOS, Calif. -- August 25, 2008
-- Magma(r) Design Automation, a provider of chip design software, and Rambus Inc., one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in high-speed memory architectures, today announced the completion of a successful evaluation of Magma's Titan(tm) Analog Migration products. This joint effort led to the design, porting and tape out of complex, high-performance analog circuits for Rambus' leadership XDR(tm) memory and FlexIO(tm) processor bus architectures.
``Our business demands the efficient porting of custom circuits to meet the needs of our customers,'' said Martin Scott, senior vice president of Engineering at Rambus. ``The Titan Analog Migration solution offers impressive productivity benefits and accelerates porting of designs across multiple leading-edge manufacturing processes.''
``Analog migration presents a fundamental challenge, and Magma has developed the technology to effectively address this problem,'' said Suk Lee, general manager of Magma's Custom Design Business Unit. ``The Titan Analog Migration solution provides Rambus with design exploration capabilities for their complex, high-performance mixed-signal designs.''
Titan Analog Migration is an integral part of Magma's Titan mixed-signal design platform focused on solving the analog/mixed-signal design, porting, optimization and reuse challenges. The Titan solution offers an integrated simulation environment using the industry's leading circuit simulator, FineSim(tm), along with the gold standard tool for parasitic extraction, QuickCap(r) TLx. When coupled with ground-breaking schematic- driven layout, analog circuit optimization, and analog placement-and-routing, Titan provides a level of efficiency in the analog design domain that is similar to that of the digital domain. For true mixed-signal design, the FineSim interface also allows for full-chip circuit simulation, offering SPICE-level accuracy for the analog portions of the design and fast SPICE-level accuracy for the digital portions of the design.About Magma
Magma's software for designing integrated circuits (ICs) is used to create complex, high-performance chips required in cellular telephones, electronic games, WiFi, MP3 players, DVD/digital video, networking, automotive electronics and other electronic applications. Magma's EDA software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, circuit simulation and characterization is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology, enabling the world's top chip companies to ``Design Ahead of the Curve''(tm) while reducing design time and costs. Magma is headquartered in San Jose, 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 http://www.magma-da.com
.About Rambus Inc.
Rambus is one of the world's premier technology licensing companies specializing in the invention and design of high-speed memory architectures. Since its founding in 1990, the Company's patented innovations, breakthrough technologies and renowned integration expertise have helped industry-leading chip and system companies bring superior products to market. Rambus' technology and products solve customers' most complex chip and system-level interface challenges enabling unprecedented performance in computing, communications and consumer electronics applications. Rambus licenses both its world-class patent portfolio as well as its family of leadership and industry-standard interface products. Headquartered in Los Altos, California, Rambus has regional offices in North Carolina, India, Germany, Japan, and Taiwan. Additional information is available at http://www.rambus.com