Magma Users share Nanometer Design Solutions at Conference

9/3/2004 - Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design solutions, announced its third annual users group conference, September 16-17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The conference provides an open forum for users to gain expertise using Magma’s chip design software and to exchange ideas about, and solutions for, the challenges of nanometer integrated circuit (IC) and system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

The program will feature tutorials, presentations and chat sessions given by Magma users, design industry experts and Magma’s research & development staff. Keynote addresses will be offered by Lee Hanson, vice president, technology and design services for Vitesse and by Jack Harding, chief executive officer of eSilicon. The conference will also feature an exposition where Magma’s partners will exhibit products and services complementary to Magma offerings. Attendees will be able to speak directly with Magma partners about design, flow and integration solutions. The MUSIC users group conference is open to all Magma customer companies. MUSIC is also open to design engineers who are currently out of work. Magma will waive the registration fee for these design engineers.

“All the hot design challenges will be covered this year, including design for manufacturing, low-power design, signal integrity management, timing optimization and area reduction,” said Pallab Chatterjee, MUSIC chairman. “With the breadth of topics and the expansion of the technical program, this year’s conference is going to be extremely educational for Magma users.”

User presentation topics will include:

Tutorial topics will include:

On Friday, Sept. 17 EE Times Group Editorial Director for Design Automation Richard Goering will moderate a luncheon panel on DFM. Scheduled panel participants are Premal Buch, general manager of Magma’s Analysis and Signoff business unit; John Cooley, long-time observer of the electronic design automation industry and moderator of; Barry Hoberman, chief executive officer of Virtual Silicon Inc.; John Kibarian, CEO of PDF Solutions; Joe Sawicki, vice president and general manager of Mentor Graphics’ Design-to-Silicon Division; and Naveed Sherwani, CEO of Open Silicon. The panel is open to all MUSIC attendees.

Some of the Magma partners exhibiting in the MUSIC Partners Pavilion include Artisan Components, Cadence Design Systems, Chartered Semiconductor Corporation, Fishtail, Legend Design Technology, Nassda Corporation, Silicon Canvas, SiliconMap, Virage Logic and Virtual Silicon Technology.

For more information on the MUSIC agenda and to register for the conference, visit the Magma website at

About Magma Design Automation
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 signal and power integrity chip design capabilities in a single executable, offering “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon”TM. Magma’s software also includes products for advanced physical synthesis and architecture development tools for programmable logic devices (PLDs); capacitance extraction; and characterization and modeling. The company's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at

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