CUPERTINO, Calif., April 7, 2003 - Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, today announced that SynTest Technologies has joined the MagmaTies program to integrate its design-for-test (DFT) solution with Magma's fully integrated RTL-to-GDSII IC design flow. SynTest and Magma will work together to establish a fast and comprehensive DFT flow that will include SynTest's DFT rule checking, boundary scan insertion, built-in self-test (BIST) technologies for testing memory and logic, as well as scan-based automatic test-pattern generation (ATPG) testing. This integration will complement Magma's existing scan-based DFT methodology.
SynTest plans to integrate its unique VirtualScanTM ATPG test vector compression technologies to generate XtremeCompactTM manufacturing vectors for commercial testers.
Magma and SynTest will work jointly with mutual customers to validate the flow and bring it to production.
"Our customers will benefit from the integration of our test technology with a design flow with such market presence as Magma's," said Ravi Apte, SynTest's vice president of business development. "The full integration of Magma's approach to IC design means it can handle complex designs and reduce development cycles. This has clear advantages for designers, and we're happy to become part of that flow."
"We're pleased to have SynTest as a development partner. As the SynTest tools generate synthesizable RTL DFT blocks, it will result in a smooth integration into our Magma flow," said Nitin Deo, vice president of business development for Magma. "The addition of SynTest's test technology will provide even stronger capabilities for our customers as they work on advanced designs."
With access to Magma software and training, certified Magma design centers can offer their customers comprehensive RTL-to-GDSII design capabilities. MagmaTies is open to companies that offer ASIC and semiconductor foundry services, complementary EDA software, design automation libraries, reusable designs and intellectual property (IP), and design services. For information on the MagmaTies program, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Magma Design Automation
Magma maintains headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., as well as facilities in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Durham, N.C.; Austin and Dallas, Texas; Newcastle, Wash.; and in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The company's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.
The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has offices in Taiwan, Korea and Japan, and distributors in Europe and Asia, including Israel. More information is available at www.syntest.com. SynTest Technologies is headquartered at 505 South Pastoria Ave., Suite 101, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94086. Phone: 408-720-9956. E-mail: email@example.com
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