QuickLogic Integrates Magma's PALACE into QuickWorks Development Tools

5/12/2004 - QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK), the inventor and pioneer of Embedded Standard Products (ESPs), announced that PALACE, the Magma physical synthesis tool for programmable logic devices, now supports its mWatt Eclipse II and Eclipse FPGA products as well as its QuickMIPS family of ESP products. PALACE offers significant circuit performance and design cycle improvements for the ESP family through a tightly coupled physical and logic synthesis solution.

With the PALACE software seamlessly integrated into QuickLogic's SpDE design implementation software, designers have a simple push-button design flow that provides an average of over 20 percent performance (Fmax) improvement, without manual iterations or floor planning. Extensive benchmarking of the solution has resulted in a peak performance improvement exceeding 70 percent.

“The integration of PALACE physical synthesis capabilities into QuickLogic’s tool suite will provide a fully automated, layout-driven synthesis solution to efficiently address timing closure and circuit performance challenges in sub-micron ESP devices,” said Tim Saxe, Vice President of Engineering at QuickLogic. “We are committed to providing our customers with leading-edge tools and design flows that significantly improve design performance and ultimately achieve faster time-to-market.”

"The results of our collaboration with QuickLogic demonstrates how the PALACE physical synthesis software and QuickLogic's ViaLink® architecture can add significant performance improvements, reduce power, and increase productivity for FPGAs," said Behrooz Zahiri, Director of Marketing at Magma Design Automation. "We’re pleased to be working with QuickLogic to provide the best-in-class physical synthesis technology to QuickLogic’s customers.”

PALACE is available now to all QuickLogic’s customers. Contact QuickLogic at palace@quicklogic.com for more information on PALACE and pricing.

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (Nasdaq: QUIK) began developing the Embedded Standard Product (ESP) architecture in 1998. ESPs deliver the guaranteed performance and lower cost of standard semiconductor products, coupled with the flexibility and time-to-market benefits of programmable logic. QuickLogic's ViaLink® metal-to-metal interconnect technology enables high performance ESPs and is the foundation of the company's core FPGA products. Founded in 1988, the company is located at 1277 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1138. For more information, please visit the QuickLogic web site at www.quicklogic.com

The QuickLogic name and logo, QuickWorks, and ViaLink are registered trademarks of QuickLogic Corporation.

PALACE addresses the high-performance requirements of today's challenging FPGA designs. To produce superior quality of results with minimal effort, PALACE unifies logic synthesis and physical design and provides an efficient physical synthesis engine for FPGAs that includes constraint-driven optimization, architecture-specific mapping, and unique support for multi-cycle on-chip communication. PALACE has consistently demonstrated at least one speed grade performance improvement over a wide range of FPGA architectures through push-button physical synthesis.

About Magma
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 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” and PALACE are trademarks of Magma Design Automation Inc.

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