NVIDIA Selects Magma Physical Verification Tools for 65nm GPUs

Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, announced that NVIDIA has adopted Magma’s Quartz(TM) DRC, Quartz LVS and Quartz DRC Litho physical verification tools. NVIDIA selected this qualified flow to improve manufacturability and time to market for 65-nanometer (nm) graphics processing units (GPUs).

Quartz DRC, Quartz DRC Litho and Quartz LVS are the industry’s first fully scalable physical verification solutions. Leveraging a unique architecture and advanced modeling capabilities, these revolutionary products allow affordable massively distributed processing of DRC and LVS comparison and integrate lithography process checks into the physical verification process. With this technology and the right number of processors, virtually any design can be physically verified in a matter of hours.

“For NVIDIA, time to market is everything,” said Joe Greco, vice president of Engineering at NVIDIA. “With the ability to reduce verification time on large designs from days to hours, Quartz DRC, Quartz LVS and Quartz DRC Litho help us reduce our design cycle and ensure compliance to our foundry’s manufacturability and process requirements.”

“With NVIDIA’s adoption of Quartz DRC, Quartz DRC Litho and Quartz LVS, Magma provides the worldwide leader in graphics processor technology with physical verification solutions that have been qualified by the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundries,” said John Lee, general manager of Magma’s Physical Verification Business Unit. “This is a milestone for the company and reflects our continued technical superiority in physical verification.”

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”. Magma is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices around the world. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA.

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