Cupertino, CA - July 31, 2000 - Magma Design Automation, Inc. today announced that NEC Electronics Inc., has licensed the Blast Fusion physical design system and has selected it for the development of a time- and power-sensitive, multi-million gate, 0.18-micron chip.
The two companies intend to begin joint development of the large, deep sub-micron device immediately.
"We constantly search for solutions that can help us provide our ASIC customers with rapid implementation, high performance and reliable production schedules for their computer and communications devices," said Kazu Yamada, general manager of the Technology Foundation Division of NEC Electronics Inc. "Blast Fusion's highly reliable approach to ensuring timing closure and managing signal integrity, through a zero-iteration flow will help us meet performance and time-to-market requirements."
Magma Design Automation, Inc.
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Milpitas and Fremont, CA - July 27, 2000 - Exar Corp.has named Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing as its fiscalyear 2000 supplier of the year for achieving Exar's highest ratings in theareas of quality, reliability, customer service, on-time delivery and costof ownership. Chartered is a second-time winner of the award, having alsobeen named supplier of the year for Exar's fiscal year 1998.
Exar has also recognized Chartered with one additional award, the SupplierTask Team of the Year. The award is presented to the supplier team thathas demonstrated value-added service and support and the ability to providesolutions to ad-hoc situations that can impact wafer delivery times.
"Mutual success is the core of any valued long-term relationship in ourindustry," said Michael Rekuc, president of Chartered's Americas region."This important award reinforces our role and responsibilities asparticipants in that success and gives us a model for providing the bestservice possible to all of our customers."
Exar designs, develops and markets high-performance,high-bandwidth analog and mixed-signal silicon solutions for the worldwidecommunications infrastructure. Exar provides OEMs ICs addressing wide areanetwork (WAN) transmission standards such as T/E carrier, ATM, and SONET.
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing
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