News release

Date: 16th September 2011

Magma Congratulates Winners of the MUSIC India 2011 “Best Paper” Awards – Clock Tree Quality, Power Optimization, Performance and Area Targets in Analog and Digital Blocks and Accelerating Characterization and Simulation Among Popular Topics

Winners for MUSIC – Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits held announced

BANGALORE, India, September 16, 2011 – Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced the “Best Paper” winners for MUSIC – Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits held here on September 7. Over 200 Magma users attended the annual event that featured 11 papers, a keynote by Balajee Sowrirajan, director of IC Engineering in the OMAP Business Unit at Texas Instruments, and a presentation given by Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan.

The top award was presented to Vishweshwara Ramamurthy, Santhosh Thiyagaraja, Venkataraman R and Mahita Nagabhiru of Texas Instruments for their paper titled “Clock Tree Considerations for Improved Quality and Robustness.” Second place was awarded to Pavan Torvi, Thenappan Meyyappan, Shanti Rangaswamy, Tilak Wadhwa and Sanjay Singh of Texas Instruments for their paper titled “An Efficient Timing Closure Technique for High-Performance DSPs and Accelerators with OTB Routing in 40 nm.”

Two third-place awards were given to authors from Qualcomm and ARM. Qualcomm’s Sivakumar Jeyaprakash won for his paper titled “Characterization Cycle-Time Reduction of Complex DDR I/Os Using SiliconSmart® ACE.” Kartikay Shrama, Nirav Patel, Tejas Gurjar and Prashant Lokeshwar of ARM won for their paper titled “FineSim™ Pro: A Fast Circuit Simulator for Efficient IP Development.”

Rajeev Madhavan, Chairman and CEO of Magma Design Automation, presented a keynote highlighting the trend towards vertical integration in major product markets in which companies are aggregating silicon,services and software to gain tighter control over the quality of their electronic end products. Greater vertical integration in electronics manufacturing requires greater silicon integration of complex analog and digital technology. He went on to explain how Magma supports this trend by providing advanced digital design, digital sign-off, analog design, analog verification and yield management capabilities that address the time-to-market, product differentiation, cost, power and performance requirements of emerging silicon devices.

Magma users who missed the conference will be able to access the MUSIC papers and presentations via MOLTEN, Magma’s online technical support portal. For more information, visit www.magma-da.com/MUSIC.

About Magma
Leading semiconductor companies worldwide 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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Contacts:
Magma Design Automation
Monica Marmie
Director, Corporate Marketing
408-565-7689
mmarmie[at]magma-da[dot]com

Lloyd Pople
Magma Press Relations, Europe
EvokedSet
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