Magma OffersTruly Integrated Design Flow

2/13/2003 - Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, announced it will be offering demonstrations of its integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow at Design Automation & Test in Europe, March 3-7 in Messe Munich, Germany.

Magma's is the first IC design flow to merge logic design and physical design into a single, integrated system, with one executable and a single data model. Magma's complete RTL-to-GDSII implementation system - "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon"TM - achieves rapid design closure on the toughest designs while dramatically reducing overall time to market. This entire system will be shown in two 1-hour demo sessions.

The first session, "Logic Design Using Gain-based Synthesis and Virtual Prototyping," focuses on Magma's blazingly fast, full-chip, gain-based synthesis approach that is a key component of Magma's RTL-to-GDSII flow. This proven approach to synthesis has provided faster runtime, higher capacity and a lower-power advantage to challenging designs. The session will also demonstrate early prototyping with accurate estimates of silicon performance.

The second session, "Fully Integrated Physical Design for Nanometer Design," shows Magma's latest technology for nanometer design, with timing-correct design, on-chip variation optimization throughout the place-and-route flow, new capabilities for reducing leakage power utilizing multiple threshold voltage libraries, and new built-in power analysis. It also demonstrates Blast Noise®, the built-in signal integrity system that works concurrently throughout the flow to automatically analyze and adjust the design to avoid crosstalk noise, crosstalk delay and signal electromigration issues.

For more detailed information and to register for the demos visit Magma's website at, or send e-mail to

About Magma Design Automation
Magma software is used to design fast, multimillion-gate integrated circuits, providing "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon" to enable chip designers to reduce the time required to produce complex ICs. Magma's products for prototyping, synthesis, and place & route provide a single executable for RTL-to-GDSII chip design. The company's Blast FusionTM, Blast Fusion APXTM, Blast PlanTM, Blast Noise® and Blast RTLTM products utilize Magma's patented FixedTiming® methodology and single data model architecture to reduce the timing-closure iterations often required between the logic and physical processes in conventional IC design flows.

Magma maintains headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., as well as facilities in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, Calif.; Boston, Mass.; Durham, N.C.; Laurys Station, Pa.; Austin and Dallas, Texas; Newcastle, Wash.; and in Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The company's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at

Magma, Blast Noise and FixedTiming are registered trademarks, and Blast Fusion, Blast Fusion APX, Blast Plan and "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon" are trademarks of Magma Design Automation.

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