Qualification ensures smooth integration of core into SoC DesignsSANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2004
– Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), provider of chip design solutions, today announced that QualCore Logic’s newly introduced PCI Express core is “Magma Ready.” This designation means that QualCore Logic, an alliance member and MagmaTies partner, provides Magma-verified synthesis and reference methodology support for its PCI Express soft intellectual property (IP). As a result, this PCI Express core can be easily integrated into their mutual customers’ system-on-chip (SoC) designs.
“Magma is an important player in this emerging EDA market,” said Mahendra Jain, president of QualCore Logic. “Our customers enjoy the added assurance that we support Magma and have the ‘Magma-ready’ stamp of approval.”
The “Magma Ready” IP Verification Process
Magma has designed comprehensive soft and hard IP verification processes to enable fast deployment of partner IP products in IC designs. Through the MagmaTies program, partners such as QualCore Logic are given access to Magma software, allowing them to meet the necessary requirements. QualCore Logic supports Blast Create™ with industry-standard Verilog and VHDL formats and the most popular synthesis pragmas. It imports constraints and verifies the quality of results (QoR), performs formal verification against a known good netlist, validates timing using a static timing analyzer, and creates a script and documentation for its PCI Express core.
“QualCore is a valued member of our partner program and a noted IP provider,” said Michael Ma, vice president of business development for Magma. “Networking companies will soon look to QualCore Logic as a source for quality PCI Express cores.”About QualCore Logic
Founded in 1994 as the Virtual IP Group, QualCore Logic provides ASIC design implementation and delivery of packaged and tested digital, mixed-signal and analog systems-on-chip (SoCs), based on silicon-proven IP. It can take an engineering or register transfer level (RTL) specification to GDSII through final silicon, and has designed 10-million-gate chips implemented in 0.13 micron and other process technologies. It operates design and support centers in Sunnyvale , Calif. , Plano , Texas , and Hyderabad , India . Corporate headquarters is located at: 1289 Anvilwood Avenue , Sunnyvale , Calif. 94089. Telephone: (408) 541-0730. Facsimile: (408) 541-0740. Web Site: http://www.qualcorelogic.com
/About Magma Design Automation
Magma provides leading software for designing highly complex integrated circuits while maximizing Quality of Results with respect to area, timing and power, and at the same time reducing overall design cycles and costs. Magma provides a complete RTL-to-GDSII design flow that includes design planning, prototyping, synthesis, place & route, and signal and power integrity chip design capabilities in a single executable, offering “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon”™. Magma's software also includes products for advanced physical synthesis and architecture development tools for programmable logic devices (PLDs); capacitance extraction; and characterization and modeling. The company's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com
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Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements that QualCore Logic IP can be easily integrated into SoCs and about the features and benefits of Magma’s software and QualCore’s IP are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, but not limited to the Magma and QualCore’s decisions to continue working together, their products’ abilities to produce the desired results and their companies’ abilities to keep pace with rapidly changing technology. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in Magma’s latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on form 10-K, and any subsequent updates thereto on form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Magma disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.