Toshiba adopts Magma's tools to improve time to market

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Magma Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design software, announced that Toshiba had adopted its FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE circuit simulation products. Toshiba's semiconductor group is using FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE on its most aggressive designs to achieve superior performance and accuracy.


FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE, both based on Magma's proprietary Native Parallel technology, are the only circuit simulators that use a single-engine simulator with multi-mode simulation capabilities to support digital, analog, and mixed-signal applications. This single-engine capability allows designers to easily identify mixed-signal issues that are often missed by traditional multiple-simulator or simulation-backplane schemes.

"Toshiba has adopted multiple circuit simulation solutions for various design applications. FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE are the only single-engine-based solutions that can be easily applied to our digital, analog, mixed-signal and memory requirements," said Tamotsu Hiwatashi, senior manager of planning department, System LSI Design Department, System LSI Division of Toshiba. "By applying FineSim's proprietary Native Parallel Technology, our designers can easily reduce simulation time by applying our advanced multiple-machine, multiple-CPU verification environment. FineSim has delivered a real commercial benefit to Toshiba by significantly improving our product's time-to-market design cycle."

"FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE make circuit simulation a competitive advantage for Magma customers, something that most people in our industry would never have thought possible," said Suk Lee, general manager of Magma's Custom Design Business Unit. "Semiconductor leaders such as Toshiba, who are pushing chip technology very aggressively, look for any advantage possible that gets their products to market sooner. The ability to simulate advanced circuits and have confidence in the final design gives them that additional competitive edge."