News release

Date: 15th February 2012

Magma and MunEDA Significantly Boost Designer Productivity for Leading-Edge Analog and Digital Circuit Designs

Joint integration of Magma FineSim SPICE and MunEDA WiCkeD speeds analysis, modeling and optimization for silicon success at 28-nm and below

SAN JOSE, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Feb. 15, 2012 – Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA) and MunEDA Inc. announced today the completion of a collaborative effort to integrate Magma’s FineSim™ SPICE simulator and MunEDA’s WiCkeD™ tools suite. The joint solution enhances and speeds the analysis, modeling and optimization of full-custom analog and digital circuit designs – especially in leading-edge 28-nanometer (nm) and 20-nm process technologies. Mutual customers now can invoke Magma’s FineSim SPICE from within MunEDA’s WiCkeD. The new solution, available now, is already in active use by leading semiconductor customers of Magma and MunEDA worldwide.

“MunEDA's high-end EDA tools for analysis, modeling, porting and sizing ideally complement our FineSim SPICE simulation solution for system-on-chip (SoC) designs,” said Anirudh Devgan, general manager of Magma's Custom Design Business Unit. “This joint solution gives our customers access to the advanced technology they need for silicon success at 28 and 20 nanometers and below.”
“We are proud to cooperate with Magma on this full-custom design flow for advanced technology nodes,” said Harald Neubauer, president and CEO of MunEDA. “The combination of Magma’s FineSim SPICE and MunEDA’s WiCkeD significantly benefits our mutual customers. Designers using MunEDA’s design tools with Magma’s simulation platform are able to analyze and optimize complex full-custom digital designs.”

WiCkeD: Circuit Analysis and Optimization
MunEDA WiCkeD is a comprehensive and powerful software tool suite for circuit sizing, modeling, optimization, analysis and verification. Its main application areas are analog/RF and full-custom digital designs, IP libraries, standard cell libraries, high-speed I/O, FPGA and memory designs. WiCkeD enables customers to reduce the design time of their circuits and IP libraries, reduce power consumption, and maximize robustness, reliability and yield.

FineSim SPICE: Fast and Accurate Simulation
FineSim SPICE is a SPICE-level simulation analysis tool that incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed-signal and analog designs. FineSim SPICE is a full SPICE simulation engine with distributed processing that enables design teams to simulate large-scale mixed-signal SoCs at the transistor level. By providing increased speed and capacity while maintaining full SPICE accuracy, FineSim SPICE enables designers to simulate advanced circuits — such as PLLs, ADCs (analog-to-digital converters), DACs (digital-to-analog converters) and gigahertz SERDES (SERializer/DESerializer) — they would not have attempted to test using slower traditional SPICE simulators.

About Magma
Leading semiconductor companies worldwide, including 16 of the top 20, use Magma’s electronic design automation (EDA) software to produce chips for a wide variety of vertical markets including tablet computing, mobile devices, electronic games, digital video, networking, military/aerospace and memory. Silicon One, Magma’s technology solutions for emerging silicon, address time to market, product differentiation, cost and performance while making silicon more profitable. Magma products include software for digital design, analog implementation, mixed-signal design, physical verification, circuit simulation, characterization and yield management. The company maintains headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Follow Magma on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MagmaEDA and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Magma. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.

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About MunEDA
MunEDA develops and licenses EDA tools and solutions that analyze, model, optimize and verify the performance, robustness and yield of analog, mixed-signal and digital circuits. Leading semiconductor companies rely on MunEDA’s WiCkeD tool suite – the industry’s most comprehensive range of advanced circuit analysis solutions – to reduce circuit design time and achieve maximum yield in their communications, computer, memory, automotive and consumer electronics designs. Founded in 2001, MunEDA is headquartered in Munich, Germany, with offices in Sunnyvale, Calif., USA (MunEDA Inc.), and leading EDA distributors in the U.S., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Scandinavia, and other countries worldwide. For more information, please visit MunEDA at www.muneda.com.

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Magma is a registered trademark and FineSim is a trademark of Magma Design Automation Inc. WiCkeD is a trademark of MunEDA GmbH. All others are trademarks and registered trademarks of their specific owners.


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 and MunEDA 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 abilities of Magma and MunEDA products and services to produce the desired results and the companies’ abilities 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). The company undertakes no additional obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Magma Contacts
Magma Design Automation
Monica Marmie
Director, Corporate Marketing
(408) 565-7689
mmarmie[at]magma-da[dot]com

MunEDA Contacts
Andreas Ripp
Vice President Sales & Marketing, MunEDA
+49-89-93086-335
andreas.ripp[at]muneda[dot]com

Editorial Contact
Sarah Miller
(231) 264-8636
sarah[at]thinkbold[dot]com

Nicky Denovan
Magma Press Relations, Europe
EvokedSet
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