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Talus-based Flow Available for SMIC 65-nm Libraries

Published on July 20, 2009 at 4:46 AM

Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced availability of an advanced low-power IC implementation reference flow for the 65-nanometer (nm) process and low-leakage-process intellectual property (IP) from Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 0981.HK).

SMIC's 65-nm logic technology combines improved performance and reduced power consumption with the increased design possibilities and cost efficiencies that a smaller-node process offers. Magma's Talus(R) IC implementation system fully supports the SMIC 65-nm low-leakage process intellectual property (IP), including standard-cell libraries, power management kit (PMK) and memory compilers. The Talus implementation flow coupled with Talus Power Pro applies various techniques throughout implementation and to minimize power consumption while maximizing quality of results. Talus reduces turnaround time and the power consumption of ICs used in a wide range of consumer applications, such as mobile phones, personal media players, global positioning, digital television, set-top boxes and mobile storage devices.

"Magma's development of an advanced low-power IC implementation reference flow for the SMIC 65-nm process technology demonstrates both companies' commitment to providing designers with tools and technology to improve performance and reduce power consumption of ICs," said Paul Ouyang, vice president of design services at SMIC.

"Talus is the only flow that enables designers to address power considerations throughout the flow and within a single environment," said Premal Buch, general manager of Magma's Design Implementation Business Unit. "Using Talus, SMIC customers can get the best combination of performance, low power and fast turnaround times for complex designs."

Availability
The reference flow is available now at no cost to Magma customers.

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