SiliconBlue Selects FineSim Pro for Fast, Accurate Circuit Simulation

Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced that SiliconBlue(TM) Technologies Corporation, a provider of leading-edge programmable solutions, has selected Magma’s FineSim(TM) Pro. SiliconBlue selected FineSim Pro after a detailed evaluation proved its ability to provide greater accuracy and faster turnaround time than conventional circuit simulators. FineSim Pro is a full-chip, tri-mode circuit simulator that enables simulation of entire mixed-signal SoCs at the transistor level.

“In our business it is critical to have fast, accurate simulation technology in order to ensure first-pass working devices,” said Andrew Chan, vice president of Engineering for SiliconBlue. “After evaluating other solutions, we found FineSim Pro with its tri-mode capability offers true SPICE-level accuracy and provides a significant performance boost over other commercially available products.”

“SiliconBlue develops leading-edge programmable devices that will revolutionize the design of electronics that require low-power solutions,” said Kapil Shankar, CEO of SiliconBlue. “We selected Magma’s simulation technology due in large part to FineSim Pro’s ability to show superior accuracy and performance, which enables SiliconBlue to meet our customer’s time-to-market demands.”

“Improving designer productivity is Magma’s primary focus,” said Suk Lee, general manager of Magma’s Custom Design Business Unit. “We’re very pleased FineSim Pro’s superior technology has resulted in time-to-market benefits for SiliconBlue.”

About FineSim Pro
FineSim Pro is a simulation analysis tool that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for full-chip mixed digital and analog designs. FineSim Pro contains a new tri-mode – SPICE, analog and turbo SPICE – simulation engine with distributed processing that enables customers to simulate entire mixed-signal system chips at the transistor level.

About SiliconBlue
SiliconBlue programmable technology will disrupt the way designers of handheld digital consumer devices bring their products to market. Until now, fast-time-to-market, low cost solutions have been designed for speed, costing hundreds of milliwatts standby power, prohibiting handheld applications. A new technology breakthrough, licensed to, and patented by SiliconBlue offers both the lowest power and the lowest cost programmable solution.

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 electronic design automation (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 its 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.

Magma and FineSim are registered trademarks, and “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon” is a trademark of Magma Design Automation Inc.