Beceem Uses Magma`s RTL-To-GDSII and Sign-Off System to Tape Out 65-nm Mobile Wimax Wave 2 Solution
Released on: August 14, 2008, 3:48 am
Press Release Author: PR HUB
Press Release Summary: Bangalore, August 14, 2008 : Magmaģ Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced that Beceem Communications Inc., a leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, used Magma's integrated digital IC implementation and sign-off system to tape out a WiMAX Wave 2 solution on TSMC's 65-nanometer (nm) process. With Magma's system, Beceem was able to reduce the overall turnaround time significantly. Beceem used Magma's QuartzT RC, Quartz Time and Quartz Rail sign-off software for timing, extraction and static IR analysis.
Press Release Body: "By providing excellent support and an advanced, automated flow that overcame obstacles such as crosstalk and on-chip variation, Magma allowed us to successfully implement this revolutionary device while cutting turnaround time significantly," said Sunny Padacheril, vice president of SoC Engineering at Beceem Communications. "Beceem's chip design teams in Bangalore and Santa Clara benefited greatly from the dedicated local Magma support in taping out this chip. And, the availability of qualified Quartz RC sign-off rules directly from 'TSMC-Online' made adoption of Magma's sign-off tools fast and smooth."
"Tapeout of this 65-nm WiMAX device validates Magma's digital IC implementation and sign-off flow," said Premal Buch, general manager of Product Development of Magma's Design Implementation Business Unit. "Beceem's success reinforces Magma's leading role in providing an automated, integrated RTL-to-GDSII solution with sign-off for today's cutting-edge consumer devices."
About Beceem Beceem Communications Inc. is the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the Mobile WiMAX market having recently released the industry's first 65nm single chip and having been the first to release a commercial solution that is compliant with Wave 2 profile as specified by the WiMAX Forum. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.beceem.com.
About Magma 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 digital and analog 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\"T 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. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.
About Magma India: Magma established its first facility in India in 2003 and now has offices in Bangalore, Noida and Mumbai. Over 25 percent of Magma's worldwide employees are located in India and operations there include R&D, Product Engineering, Product Specialists, field applications engineering, sales and University programs. With these offices, Magma provides its local customers with world-class support and leverages the growing pool of engineering talent to develop its next-generation chip design software
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Forward-Looking Statements: Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements that Magma software reduces design time, costs and turnaround time, and about the features and benefits of Magma software are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the \"safe harbor\" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, but not limited to Magma's and Beceem's abilities to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, the companies' products' abilities to produce desired results and Beceem's decision to continue using Magma software. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in Magma\'s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). Magma undertakes no additional obligation to update these forward-looking statements.