QualCore Logic Rolls Out Magma-Ready PCI Express Core

4/20/2004 - Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), provider of chip design solutions, announced that QualCore Logic’s newly introduced PCI Express core is “Magma Ready.” This designation means that QualCore Logic, an alliance member and MagmaTies partner, provides Magma-verified synthesis and reference methodology support for its PCI Express soft intellectual property (IP). As a result, this PCI Express core can be easily integrated into their mutual customers’ system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

“Magma is an important player in this emerging EDA market,” said Mahendra Jain, president of QualCore Logic. “Our customers enjoy the added assurance that we support Magma and have the ‘Magma-ready’ stamp of approval.”

The “Magma Ready” IP Verification Process
Magma has designed comprehensive soft and hard IP verification processes to enable fast deployment of partner IP products in IC designs. Through the MagmaTies program, partners such as QualCore Logic are given access to Magma software, allowing them to meet the necessary requirements. QualCore Logic supports Blast CreateTM with industry-standard Verilog and VHDL formats and the most popular synthesis pragmas. It imports constraints and verifies the quality of results (QoR), performs formal verification against a known good netlist, validates timing using a static timing analyzer, and creates a script and documentation for its PCI Express core.

“QualCore is a valued member of our partner program and a noted IP provider,” said Michael Ma, vice president of business development for Magma. “Networking companies will soon look to QualCore Logic as a source for quality PCI Express cores.”

About QualCore Logic
Founded in 1994 as the Virtual IP Group, QualCore Logic provides ASIC design implementation and delivery of packaged and tested digital, mixed-signal and analog systems-on-chip (SoCs), based on silicon-proven IP. It can take an engineering or register transfer level (RTL) specification to GDSII through final silicon, and has designed 10-million-gate chips implemented in 0.13 micron and other process technologies. It operates design and support centers in Sunnyvale, Calif., Plano, Texas, and Hyderabad, India. Corporate headquarters is located at: 1289 Anvilwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif. 94089. Telephone: (408) 541-0730. Facsimile: (408) 541-0740. Email: sales@qualcorelogic.com . Web Site: http://www.qualcorelogic.com

About Magma Design Automation
Magma provides leading software for designing highly complex integrated circuits while maximizing Quality of Results with respect to area, timing and power, and at the same time reducing overall design cycles and costs. Magma provides a complete RTL-to-GDSII design flow that includes design planning, prototyping, synthesis, place & route, and signal and power integrity chip design capabilities in a single executable, offering “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon”TM. Magma's software also includes products for advanced physical synthesis and architecture development tools for programmable logic devices (PLDs); capacitance extraction; and characterization and modeling. The company's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com

Magma is a registered trademark and “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon” is a trademark of Magma Design Automation Inc.

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