Infineon goes with Magma on IC design

Infineon Technologies has said the company is making the Talus toolsuite sold by Magma Design Automation its standard for chip design.

“Infineon Technologies targets growth areas driven by the global trends energy efficiency, communications and security, so reducing power, improving performance and being first to market are key goals in our IC designs,” said Hartmut Hiller, senior director of design methodology in the automotive, industrial and multimarket business group of Infineon. “Since 2000 we have successfully developed over 100 designs using Magma’s implementation software. Magma’s Talus offers faster throughput and quicker time to convergence enabling us to meet our increasingly challenging performance and time-to-market demands.”

“Infineon’s selection reflects the growing momentum of Talus adoption – about a dozen Magma customers have used it to tape out chips at five different foundries,” claimed Premal Buch, general manager of product development in Magma’s design implementation business unit. “Talus was designed to dramatically reduce development cycle and design costs, and speed yield ramp-up for ICs targeted at 65nm and smaller process geometries.”

Magma claimed Talus has been to develop close to 40 designs so far, with than half aimed at a 45nm process.

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