Magma Supports Open Interoperability by Joining Cadence Connections

3/3/2004 - The Silicon Correlation Division of Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA) announced that it has joined the Cadence(R) Connections program. The Cadence Connections program promotes open interoperability in all areas of electronic design including digital, custom IC, analog/mixed-signal and PCB design. The structure and organization of the Cadence Connections Program enables the Silicon Correlation Division of Magma to support mutual customers cooperatively and proactively.

As a member of the Cadence Connections Program, Magma will have access to simulators and timing analyzers for the purpose of verifying standard cell and complex input/output (I/O) models generated by the Silicon Correlation Division's SiliconSmartTM characterization and modeling products. Key modeling formats supported by the Silicon Correlation Division, such as advanced ECSM, CeltICTM (.cdb) and Verilog ® are verified in target tools for completeness and accuracy compared to SPICE.

“We are extremely pleased to be a member of the Cadence Connections Program. It has enabled us to respond quickly to customers' needs in advanced characterization and modeling,” said Vess Johnson, general manager of the Silicon Correlation Division of Magma. “The Connections program is an excellent example of open collaboration and how EDA vendors are working together to support tool interoperability and to solve real customer problems.”

About the Cadence Connections Program
The Cadence Connections Program promotes open interoperability in all areas of electronic design including digital, custom IC, analog/mixed-signal and PCB design. By attracting best-in-class partners, Cadence offers the industry's largest collection of third-party solutions operating fully with the Cadence suite of design tools. The Connections Program has over 120 member companies working toward developing an optimized silicon design chain for customers. Information about the Connections Program may be found at

About the Silicon Correlation Division
The Silicon Correlation Division is an independent business unit and division of Magma Design Automation delivering market leading characterization and modeling solutions for standard cells, complex I/O's and memories. Formed to enable a position of neutrality in the market place, the division's mission and business model are based on providing solutions that support a variety of industry standard design flows. Toward that objective, the Silicon Correlation Division has developed partnerships and close working relationships with many EDA vendors and customers in the development and support of popular design flows. To tailor support for all partners, the Silicon Correlation Division maintains an independent sales, support, engineering, and marketing force operating from headquarters in Austin , Texas . Visit the Silicon Correlation Division on the web at

SiliconSmart is a trademark of Magma Design Automation. Cadence and Verilog are registered trademarks and CeltIC is a trademark of Cadence.

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