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Icon Magic is a popular integrated circuit layout tool in common use in universities and a number of industrial sites. Magic comes with source code and a relaxed copyright that allows you to redistribute it, modify it, and generally do what you want with it.

Current Version:   6.4.5

License Type:   Copyrighted, but anybody may redistribute source, binary, and modifications to anybody. (Except to countries under United States technology export embargos.)

Home Site:

Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   No
  • Other Packages:   ??

Targeted Platforms:

Various Unix. (Assumes BSD compatible Unix.)

Software/Hardware Requirements:


Other Links: (FTP site)

Mailing Lists/USENET News Groups:


User Comments:

  • Magic is no longer maintained. However, an occasional user makes a new release, or provides updates to the web pages. If you have something to offer that would take at most a few minutes to install on the web pages, send mail to

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