Hynix Uses Magma Tools to Implement Flash Memory Design
March 28, 2008 -- Magma Design Automation, Inc. today announced that Hynix Semiconductor, a supplier offering RAM and Flash memory, used Magma's integrated digital IC implementation system to tape out a 16-Gbit Flash memory design. With Magma's software, Hynix was able to overcome timing-closure issues on the sensitive control logic in this nanometer design while reducing turnaround time by 30%.
"Hynix has utilized a full-custom design flow for our top-tier Flash memory devices,'' said Choi Woo-Sick, Senior Engineer in Hynix's Computer-Aided Engineering Group. "By providing an advanced, automated flow, Magma allowed us to successfully implement our flash device, cut turnaround time significantly and maximize our engineering resources."
"Switching to Magma's automated flow was an important and strategic move for Hynix, dramatically reducing turnaround time with our timing-closure capability while also providing a smooth, quick transition from their existing flow through our customizable MTcl interface," said Kam Kittrell, General Manager of Magma's design implementation business unit. "To ensure their success, our engineers worked closely with theirs to set up the flow and complete the design. We're pleased that they were able to leverage our world-class support and advanced digital implementation software for the success of this design."
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