SAN JOSE, USA: Magma Design Automation Inc., a provider of chip design software, announced that Hynix Semiconductor Inc., a leading provider of memory products, has adopted and deployed FineSim(TM) Pro and FineSim SPICE as an integral part of its memory design and verification flow.
Hynix standardized on Magma's advanced circuit simulation technology after an extensive evaluation involving a number of commercially available products and many different types of designs. The results of the evaluation demonstrated FineSim Pro's ability to deliver performance three times to four times faster than competitive products while increasing accuracy.
"The ability to deliver highly reliable memory products on time is critical to our success in the memory market," said Sang Il, senior MTS in Hynix's Computer-Aided Engineering Group.
"We found through our evaluation that FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE deliver best-in-class accuracy and performance, and help us meet our time-to-market goals by improving design verification productivity. FineSim Pro is easier to use than other products and achieves excellent results with default options out of the box, which allows us to dramatically increase our verification throughput during the design and sign-off phases of our flow.
"We're impressed with FineSim Pro's ability to deliver full-chip simulation capacity and to improve performance by 3X to 4X without sacrificing accuracy. And FineSim SPICE's linear scalability over multiple CPUs enables us to produce SPICE-accurate results for large memories with full parasitic annotation."
"Hynix's decision to deploy FineSim Pro and FineSim SPICE for their memory designs highlights the tools' abilities to offer significantly higher capacity and truly scalable multi-CPU performance while delivering silicon-accurate results," said Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Magma's Custom Design Business Unit.
"With the increased performance offered by FineSim Pro, Hynix can dramatically improve verification throughput, reducing design and manufacturing costs, increasing profit margins and enabling Hynix to reach their time-to-market goals."