Back before the turn of the century, a brash new company called Magma came onto the scene. This was a time when chip design involved a series of complicated tools, each of which required an exporting of the result of one tool and an importing of those results into the next tool. Magma’s claim to fame was the single database, with each tool providing a different view into and operations on that database.
Implicit in such a strategy is a goal of being all things to all customers. No non-Magma point tools would work with … Read More → "And Then There Were Three"