August 07, 2006
TSMC's Reference Flow 7.0 and DFM Initiative
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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
TSMC is not the only foundry with reference flows. For example from UMC (United Microelectronics Corporation) website we have:
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing also has reference flows with Cadence, Synopsys and Magma. ARM has the ARM Implementation Reference Methodology.
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