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