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In recent months there have been significant announcements regarding new Custom IC design tools from Magma Design Automation, Inc., San Jose, CA (http://www.magma-da.com) and Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, CA (www.synopsys.com).

Magma Introduces Titan -- First Platform to Combine Full-Chip, Mixed-Signal, Analysis and Verification for IC Design (Feb 27, 2008)
"Magma(r) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced Titan(tm), the first full-chip mixed-signal design, analysis and verification platform. Unlike other design solutions, Titan tightly integrates mixed-signal implementation with digital implementation, circuit simulation, transistor-level extraction and verification -- providing a quantum leap in efficiency and productivity for analog designers. ... With Titan, analog designers will still apply their expertise in defining the first circuit topology, but porting to new nodes will be significantly easier."

Synopsys Enters Mixed-Signal Implementation Market With Galaxy Custom Designer (Sep 22, 2008)
"Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today unveiled its Galaxy Custom Designer™ solution, the industry's first modern-era mixed-signal implementation solution. ... Galaxy Custom Designer delivers a familiar user interface while integrating a common use model for simulation, analysis, parasitic extraction and physical verification. It is the first-ever implementation solution built natively on the OpenAccess database for legacy designs as well as a new componentized infrastructure offering unprecedented openness and interoperability with process design kits (PDKs) from leading foundries."

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