Posts Tagged ‘ Magma ’

Magma acquisition will light a fire under the EDA industry

Jan 9th, 2012 | By

A Footwasher Media Analysis
By Lou Covey, Editorial Director

The acquisition of Magma Design Automation by Synopsys was arguably the biggest story of the Electronic Design Automation (EDA) industry in 2011.  It will also most likely end up being the biggest EDA story of 2012 as well.

Most observers were stunned at the news, and not because it was an unlikely fit.  It’s actually a great fit and gives Synopsys a virtual stranglehold on the digital IC design market. It was improbable because of the deep-set enmity between the two companies, especially between the two CEOs, Aart DeGeus and Rajeev …



Operational Transparency provides
 actionable intelligence for productivity

Sep 9th, 2010 | By

In this interview sponsored by Vpype, Magma Design Automation and Operational Transparency, we look at a new management tool, OpDots, that manages information in an organization for instant visual analysis and facilitate action. The tool works not just for marketing, sales, operations, manufacturing, and social media measurement, but can consolidate and coordinate all those disciplines centrally.

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Yervant Zorian of Virage Logic talks about Synopsys acquisition

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

Second in the series of interviews done live at the 2010. Design Automation Conference in Anaheim, Sponsored by Vpype and Magma Design Automation.
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Magma’s Rajeev Madhavan takes a look at the past year in EDA

Jul 12th, 2010 | By

Third in the archived series of live videos from DAC 2010, sponsored by Magma Design and Vpype.
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Synthesis Needs to Change to Serve Modern Chip Design

Jun 2nd, 2009 | By

By Tets Maniwa

Senior contributing editor for New Tech Press
Copyright March 2009 by Footwasher Media

As EDA tools evolve, the resulting products try to increase automation. Unfortunately, the last great advance was from schematics to language-based design starting with the first synthesis tools in the mid-80’s. Designs have grown more challenging and complex over the past 25 years as process geometries have gone from 0.5mm to 32nm and design from 100,000 gates to over 100,000,000 gates.

As process dimensions shrink below 90nm, synthesis tools must provide more information to the back-end tools than previous generations of the processes and