Physical synthesis and routing technology from IBM has been licensed by Magma Design Automation. The IBM technology was developed through IBM's long-term relationship with the Research Institute of Discrete Mathematics at the University of Bonn, Germany. Magma plans to leverage the IBM technology to integrate new algorithms into its tools. The algorithms include analytical formulations for routing, as opposed to the heuristic approaches used in most tools today, resulting in reduced via counts and significant yield gains. IBM and Magma will continue to build on IBM's partnership with the University of Bonn. Visit www.magma-da.com for more information.
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