Magma Turns Users Summit on Integrated Circuits into MUSIC

7/23/2004 - Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, announced the first Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits (MUSIC of 2004, at the Hotel Leela Palace in Bangalore, India on August 3-4. MUSIC-India will feature 11 Magma user presentations, three advanced technology tutorials and an interactive session with Magma’s R&D. The keynote address entitled “The Cost of Quality: A Silicon Design Perspective” will be given by Bobby Mitra, PhD., managing director of Texas Instruments.

“We’re very pleased that Magma is holding a users conference in India and is sending its experts to present the latest technology developments on the Magma product roadmap,” said Dr. V. Kamakoti of IIT-Chennai, chairman of MUSIC-India. “This commitment is a recognition of the fact that many cutting edge designs are being implemented in India and that India is emerging as an IC design hub. MUSIC-India provides an opportunity for Indiatop designers to share their knowledge of Magma’s advanced design methodologies and solutions.”

In addition to user presentations, Premal Buch, general manager of Magma’s Analysis and Signoff business unit, and Kam Kittrell, general manager of Magma’s Logic Design business unit, will offer technical updates and tutorials on low-power design methodology, third-party tool correlation and RTL synthesis and prototyping.

“To meet the rapidly growing demand for its products, Magma has ramped up very quickly in India,” said Dr. Anand Anandkumar, managing director of Magma Design Automation in India. “There are already many designs in India targeted for 130- and 90-nanometer process technologies that have either taped out or are currently being implemented with Magma software. We are pleased to bring the MUSIC event to India to better support the growing adoption of the Magma software in this important region.”

To register for MUSIC-India, please send an email to:

MUSIC conferences will also be held September 16-17 in Santa Clara and October 8 in Bristol, United Kin gdom. To attend MUSIC or propose papers visit

About Magma
Magma provides leading software for designing highly complex integrated circuits while maximizing Quality of Results with respect to area, timing and power, and at the same time reducing overall design cycles and costs. Magma provides a complete RTL-to- GDSII design flow that includes prototyping, synthesis, place & route, and si gnal and power integrity chip design capabilities in a single executable, offeri ng “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon”TM. Magma’s software also includes products for advanced physical synthesis and archite cture development tools for programmable logic devices (PLDs); capacitance extraction; and characterization and modeling. The company’s stock tr ades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at

Magma is a registered trademark and MUSIC and “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon” are trademarks of Magma Design Automation.

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