Si2′s Low Power Coalition Welcomes Magma Design Automation

Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2) announced that Magma® Design Automation has joined Si2′s Low Power Coalition (LPC), an open industry group focused on advancing low-power design flow capability through open standards. Magma products are used for both digital and analog/mixed-signal IC design and implementation including, analysis, physical verification, circuit simulation and characterization. The addition of Magma to the LPC raises the total number of corporate members to 13.

“The demand for low power continues to grow across all of the markets we serve,” said Bob Smith, vice president of Product Marketing of Magma’s Digital Implementation Business Unit. “Our implementation system considers power requirements and implements low-power design techniques throughout the entire flow. The LPC’s focus on power-aware design throughout the design process, not in just one or two areas, is consistent with the Magma approach.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Magma into the LPC, working alongside other thought leaders in low-power design methodology to advance the LPC’s Low-Power Roadmap for the benefit of the entire industry,” said Steve Schulz, president and CEO, Si2. “The commitment and support of Magma gives evidence to the relevance of the LPC and its critical mission, such as the LPC’s leadership on tackling interoperability among low-power intent formats.”

The Low Power Coalition is an open industry group operating under the auspices of Si2. All interested parties are invited to join existing LPC members and participate.

About the Low Power Coalition (LPC)
The Low-Power Coalition (LPC) is delivering enhanced capabilities in low-power Integrated Circuit (IC) design flows in particular relating to specifications of low-power design intent, architectural tradeoffs, logical/physical implementation, design verification and testability. Member companies are: Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), Apache Design Solutions, ARM (Nasdaq: ARMHY), Atrenta, Cadence Design Systems (Nasdaq: CDNS), Calypto Design Systems, Entasys, Envis, IBM (NYSE: IBM), LSI Logic (NYSE: LSI), Magma Design Automation (Nasdaq:LAVA), NXP, and Virage Logic (Nasdaq: VIRL).

About Si2
Si2 is the largest organization of industry-leading semiconductor, systems, EDA and manufacturing companies focused on the development and adoption of standards to improve the way integrated circuits are designed and manufactured, in order to speed time-to market, reduce costs, and meet the challenges of sub-micron design. Now in its 21st year, Si2 is uniquely positioned to enable timely collaboration through dedicated staff and a strong implementation focus driven by its member companies. Si2 represents nearly 100 companies involved in all parts of the silicon supply chain throughout the world. See www.si2.org.