Magma Announces Agenda for MUSIC Users Conference Feb. 27-28 in Santa Clara

Topics include designing for 45-nm processes, power optimization, sign-off, automatic test pattern generation, advanced physical verification and package-aware I/O planning

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2008 Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced the agenda for MUSIC, the Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits, Feb. 27-28 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. MUSIC provides an open forum for users to gain expertise using Magma’s chip design software and to exchange ideas about, and solutions for, the challenges of nanometer integrated circuit and system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

Each day the MUSIC program will feature two parallel tracks of technical presentations and tutorials given by Magma users, design industry experts and Magma’s engineering research and development staff. Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan will deliver a keynote address on Day 1 of the event. On Day 2, Chris Urmson, one of the leading figures in robot navigation and director of technology for Carnegie Mellon University’s Tartan Racing, will present a keynote on “Boss,” the autonomous vehicle his team developed. Boss was demonstrated at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and won the $2 million 2007 DARPA Challenge.

Over the years MUSIC has become a leading venue for Magma users to gather to share and learn best practices and solutions for nanometer design challenges. Charlie Matar, vice president of engineering at Qualcomm, will be this year’s MUSIC chairman. This year’s program will cover a variety of topics that will help designers achieve silicon success on leading-edge ICs in new technology nodes,  power optimization, sign-off, automatic test pattern generation, advanced physical verification and package-aware I/O planning.

Users’ presentations include:

  1. Implementing Complex SoCs with Advanced Process Technology using Magma
  2. Optimizing an Multi-Vdd Flow to Handle Complex Low-Power Designs
  3. Improvement of Sign-off Mode Analysis in the Blast Fusion® Environment
  4. Meeting Test Challenges with Talus® ATPG
  5. Talus qDRC: Physical Verification within the Talus Environment
  6. Planning and Closure for Large-Capacity Designs

For the complete MUSIC agenda and to register for the conference visit the Magma website at www.magma-da.com/MUSIC.

About Magma

Magma's software for designing integrated circuits (ICs) is used to create complex, high-performance chips required in cellular telephones, electronic games, WiFi, MP3 players, DVD/digital video, networking, automotive electronics and other electronic applications. Magma's EDA software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, circuit simulation and characterization is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology, enabling the world's top chip companies to "Design Ahead of the Curve"™ while reducing design time and costs. Magma is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices around the world. Magma's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.

Magma, Blast Fusion and Talus are registered trademarks and “Design Ahead of the Curve” is a trademark of Magma Design Automation Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Forward-looking Statements:
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including but not limited to the ability of Magma’s products to produce the desired results and the company’s ability to keep pace with rapidly changing technology. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in Magma's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). Magma undertakes no additional obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact:
Magma Design Automation Inc.
Monica Marmie
Director, Marketing Communications
408-565-7689
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