Magwel® offers 3D solver and simulation based analysis and design solutions for digital, analog/mixed-signal, power management, automotive, and RF semiconductors. Magwel software products address power device design with Rdson extraction and electro-migration analysis, ESD protection network simulation/analysis, latch-up analysis and power distribution network integrity with EMIR and thermal analysis. Leading semiconductor vendors use Magwel’s tools to improve productivity, avoid redesign, respins and field failures. Magwel is privately held and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium. Further information on Magwel can be found at www.magwel.com
Magwel was formed in April 2003 with the mission of combining advanced mathematics with applied physics and electromagnetism to develop tools that solve complex and difficult problems that would otherwise reduce yield and hinder design productivity. The foundation for the company’s technology came from 5 years of research begun years before at Europe’s leading research facility, IMEC.
After proof of concept and productization, Magwel’s unique approach to solving significant design problems has been validated and is gaining wider acceptance in top 10 semiconductor companies and also among other innovators. Today Magwel addresses Electrostatic Discharge verification, all aspects of power transistor modeling, EM/IR drop on analog and mixed signal chips, electro-thermal issues, as well as substrate noise and isolation.
Magwel is based in Belgium with offices in Silicon Valley, East Coast, Asia and Israel. Magwel has a large portfolio of patented technology, and continues to work with leading foundries and customers on development projects to solve new technical challenges brought about by increased design size, smaller feature size, lower voltages, higher frequencies and tighter design specifications.
In January 2008, Magwel merged with Kimotion Technologies and completed an A Round of Venture Capital funding led by Innovacom and Quest for Growth.
Also in January 2008, James Spoto joined Magwel’s Board of Directors.