Magma Announces Agenda and Chairman for MUSIC Users Conference in India

IIT Madras Professor V. Kamakoti Named Chairman -- Technically Rich Program to Help Magma Users Meet Challenges of Nanometer IC Design



BANGALORE, India, March 18, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magma(r) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today revealed the agenda for the MUSIC users conference in India. Scheduled for April 16 in Bangalore, the program will feature 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.

Professor V. Kamakoti of the Indian Institutes of Technology was named chairman of MUSIC (Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits) India. Kamakoti has overseen the Technical Program Committee and been instrumental in developing a technically rich program.

MUSIC Agenda Focuses on Meeting Today's Nanometer Design Challenges

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.

MUSIC has become a leading venue for Magma users to gather, share and learn best practices and solutions. The conference's program covers a range of Magma software capabilities including synthesis, clock tree synthesis (CTS), placement and routing, floorplanning and library characterization. Users will share useful tips on how to leverage Magma software to improve results, reduce power, minimize costs and increase productivity.

Users' presentations include:

      -- "Post-Clock-Tree-Synthesis Crosstalk Optimization"
      -- "Skew Balancing and Area Reduction by Equalizing Route
      -- "Using Talus on a Critical 65-nm Wireless SoC to Meet a Very
         Tight Schedule"
      -- "IBIS Model Generation and Validation with SiliconSmart(r)"
      -- "Concurrent Leakage Power and Timing Optimization Using Talus
         on a 600 Mhz, 100K Instance Processor Core"
      -- "A Configurable and Automated Approach for High-Speed Custom
         Digital Design"

For the complete MUSIC agenda and to register for the conference visit the Magma website at


MUSIC -- Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits -- provides a forum for Magma users to exchange ideas, discuss common problems and explore solutions related to the design and manufacturing of integrated circuits, as well as offering users an opportunity to meet with Magma staff and product experts. The MUSIC program covers the key elements of semiconductor design, from system-level design to tape-out, for systems on chips, ASICs and ASSPs. Magma users can register to attend any of the conferences via the Magma website at

Magma, SiliconSmart 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, including statements about the features and benefits of Magma's software 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 ( The company undertakes no additional obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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