Magma Quartz RC Extraction Technology Files Receive TSMC Qualification

Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, announced that TSMC has qualified Quartz(TM) RC extraction technology files for 65-nanometer (nm), 90-nm and 0.13-micron designs. With Quartz RC and the Magma Blast and Talus(TM) RTL-to-GDSII systems, designers can address new variables prevalent in nanometer designs to deliver the required level of accuracy. TSMC customers can access the files through the secured TSMC website if they have an account or by contacting their TSMC representative.

Quartz RC is a gate-level parasitic extractor that offers comparable accuracy to Magma’s proven 3D field solver QuickCap(R) NX — a key component of Magma’s “Sign-off in the Loop”(TM) ecosystem. When used in conjunction with the Magma Blast and Talus RTL-to-GDSII systems, it provides a correct-by-construction flow with accurate timing correlation between the IC implementation process and final silicon.

“Our qualification of Quartz RC technology files is in response to requests from customers using Magma software,” said Kuo Wu, deputy director of design service marketing at TSMC. “Quartz RC technology gives designers qualified rules that provide the highest accuracy for Magma tools, greatly increasing prospects for silicon success.”

“We’re very pleased to be working with TSMC to broaden our offering of tools and technology that help mutual customers deliver better results and faster turnaround time,” said Kam Kittrell, general manager of Magma’s Design Implementation Business Unit.

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 enables designers to “Design Ahead of the Curve”(TM). Magma is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. with offices around the world. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA.

Magma and QuickCap and are registered trademarks, and “Design Ahead of the Curve,” Quartz, Sign-off in the Loop, and Talus are trademarks of Magma Design Automation Inc.