Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of TSMC's Reference Flow 7.0 is Magma who was added as a third implementation track. Clearly Magma thinks so. During DAC I attended a “free” dinner hosted by Magma. Prior to the meal Magma and TSMC gave presentations. So much for the “free” dinner. During his presentation Rajeev Madhavan, Magma Chairman and CEO, said
|“We worked with TSMC for a long time. Achieving this Reference Flow for Magma is a major, major significant achievement. For the last few years we have had customers talk about that we are not in the TSMZC reference flow and that you are not compliant with TSMC. Even though Magma has a lot of customers, this was a major stumbling clock. .. I really want to thank TSMC for the excellent support they provided us in making this happen.”|
|Given the deep sub-micron design challenges that circuit designers are facing, UMC Reference Design Flows provide customers with silicon-proven design methodologies that reduce time-to-market by enabling manufacturability. The UMC Reference Design Flows incorporate 3rd-party EDA vendor's baseline design flows to address issues such as timing closure, signal integrity, leakage power and design for manufacturability and adopt a hierarchical design approach built upon silicon validated process libraries. The UMC Reference Design Flows cover from schematic/RTL coding all the way to GDS-II generation and support Cadence, Magma, Mentor and Synopsys EDA tools. All of these tools have been correlated to UMC silicon and can be interchanged for added flexibility.|
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