Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, introduced 3D Small-Area Analysis, an option to Magma’s Knights Camelot(tm) CAD navigation failure analysis software that helps fab engineers locate potential circuit failures faster, accelerating yield improvement within the semiconductor manufacturing environment.
With this new Camelot option, fab engineers are able to get a more accurate, detailed picture of device circuitry, including focused ion beam structures, so they can better understand how the circuitry will potentially affect device performance. With this data, engineers can more quickly locate potential defects and make corrections. When combined with Camelot’s industry-leading failure analysis, design-debug and low yield analysis, 3D Small-Area Analysis helps fab engineers locate, analyze and debug circuit failures faster, shortening the turnaround time for error correction and yield improvement.
“Camelot remains the industry standard for CAD navigation failure analysis because it offers a continually expanding number of add-on features that are critical for identifying potential failures and determining the origin of killer defects,” said Ankush Oberai, vice president of Magma’s Fab Analysis Business Unit. “The 3D Small-Area Analysis option adds yet another element to Camelot’s arsenal of failure analysis capabilities, which is good news for fab engineers who must produce higher yields with smaller, more complex devices within tightening market windows.”
Camelot: Standard for Failure Analysis
Magma’s Camelot software system is the next-generation CAD navigation standard for failure analysis, design-debug and yield improvement analysis. Camelot optimizes the equipment and personnel resources of design and semiconductor failure analysis labs by providing computer interfaces and navigation capabilities for more than 50 different types of analysis and test equipment. Its application tools, features, options and networking capability provide a complete, integrated system for fast and efficient investigation and resolution of inspection, test and analysis jobs. Camelot also enables closer collaboration between product and design groups with failure analysis labs, thus dramatically improving time to yield and market.
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.
Magma is a registered trademark and Camelot and “Design Ahead of the Curve” are trademarks of Magma Design Automation Inc.