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Micro Magic, Inc.
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Micro Magic, Inc.'s mission is to dramatically reduce the time and cost required to produce high-performance SoC designs


A Little Company History  

Micro Magic was founded in January of 1995. The founders worked together at SUN Microsystems. While at SUN they worked on several projects including a 900ps 16Kbyte cache SRAM, the SPARC V9 architecture definition, and led a team to develop a 300MHz SPARC Microprocessor. The rest of the core design team consists of senior designers from companies like HP, SGI, and DEC. Most have Ph.D.'s from Stanford, Berkeley, and MIT and average almost 20 years of industry experience.

After only five years, our strong engineering portfolio led to Micro Magic, Inc. being acquired in December 2000 for $260 million. Then in May of 2004 the founders of Micro Magic restarted the company.

"Having been a designer struggling to do my job with inadequate tools, I had a burning desire to fundamentally improve the way the industry designs chips," says Mark Santoro, CEO of Micro Magic. "We made a great start the first time around but there was still a lot more to do. Both my original team and I felt compelled to finish what we had started, thus we made the decision to restart the company in May 2004 and committed ourselves to finishing the job."

During the next two years the original development team went into "stealth" mode where they completely revised Micro Magic's suite of EDA tools

Today Micro Magic, Inc. (MMI) is back offering its world class design tools and design services for those who need the best in high-performance and low power chips.

Micro Magic, Inc. is a privately held company. We build, use and sell our own high-end CAD tools. Our installed base is growing and we enjoy a positive cash flow.


Mark Santoro, PhD
Co-Founder and

PhD Stanford 1990
Invented 4:2 trees
Born Florida 1957

He holds 9 patents and loves his dogs.

Halibut Recipe

After working for such companies as Vector General, Weitek, Apple Computer & Sun Microsystems Dr. Santoro cofounded MMI in Jan 1995, where he served as President & CEO. 

Dr Santoro invented 4:2 trees as part of his PhD dissertation which are used in most modern multiplier architectures. 

Lee Tavrow, PhD
Co-Founder and
Chief Engineer

PhD MIT 1991
Born California 1964

He holds 13 patents, but still seems lucky.

After working at Digital Equipment Corporation & Sun Microsystems, Dr. Tavrow cofounded Micro Magic as Vice President and chief engineer.

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