Magma Brings Synthesis, Power and Noise to DAC

5/28/2003 - Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, announced that its activities at the 40th Design Automation Conference, June 2-5 in Anaheim, will include demonstrations of the synthesis capabilities in its Blast Create product and the power management of Blast Rail, as well as a hands-on tutorial on power and noise analysis.

Magma's hands-on tutorial entitled "Ensuring Signal and Power Integrity at Nanometer Technologies" will show the latest tools and techniques for addressing power and signal integrity issues. Two tools will be featured: Blast Noise® to address signal integrity and Blast RailTM for power integrity. The tutorial, presented by Patrick Groeneveld, is Wednesday June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon in room 211AB of the convention center.

Demonstrations of Magma's electronic design automation (EDA) software will include:

For more information and to register online for the tutorial and the software demonstrations, visit Magma's website at:

About Magma
Magma software is used to design fast, multimillion-gate integrated circuits, providing "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon"TM, enabling 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 CreateTM, Blast Fusion®, Blast Fusion APXTM, Blast PlanTM and Blast Noise® products utilize Magma's patented FixedTiming® methodology and unified 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.; 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

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

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