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Magma Announces Agenda for MUSIC Silicon Valley Users Conference

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2010 –– Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced the final agenda for the MUSIC users conference in Silicon Valley on March 10 in San Jose. The program will feature parallel tracks of technical presentations and tutorials given by Magma users, design industry experts and Magma’s engineering research and development staff, and an exposition of Magma partners. Magma CEO Rajeev Madhavan will deliver a keynote address entitled, “The Electronic Ocean.” 

MUSIC Agenda Focuses on Meeting Today’s Analog and Digital Design Challenges

MUSIC 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 analog and integrated circuit and system-on-chip (SoC) designs. 

Over the years MUSIC has become a leading venue for Magma users to gather, share and learn best practices and solutions. This year’s program covers a range of Magma software capabilities including synthesis, placement and routing, floorplanning, library characterization, verification, circuit simulation and analog design. Users will share useful tips on how to leverage Magma software to improve results, reduce power, minimize costs and increase productivity. 

User presentations will include:

  • 65-nm Design Tapeout in 6 weeks
  • Case Study: Low Power Design
  • Comparing Crosstalk Delay Calculations in Talus® and Prime Time-SI
  • Accelerating Timing Closure on Large, Complex Nanometer Designs
  • Multi-Mode/Multi-Corner Analysis Using Talus® Flow Manager™
  • Timing Closure Challenges and Solutions
  • Magma Talus Design with Scan Test Compression
  • SynTest DFT in the Magma Design Flow
  • At-Speed Functional Verification of Complex IOs using FineSim™ SPICE
  • A High-Capacity Power Integrity Flow Supporting Inductive Rail Effects with Transistor-Level Accuracy
  • Using the Titan™ Shape-Based-Router for Next-Generation Flash-Based FPGAs
  • The Role of Design and Test Methodologies in IC Diagnosis

Magma will present the following tutorials:

  • Solving Design Challenges Visually with the Talus® Visual Volcano™
  • Using SiliconSmart® ACE and Embedded FineSim Simulator for 28-nm Standard I/O Cell and Memory Characterization

The MUSIC agenda will also feature a guest keynote and a luncheon panel. Robert Patti, CTO and vice president of Design Engineering at Tezzaron Semiconductor, will present, “3D Integrated Circuits: New Directions for Semiconductors.” Venture capitalists from Farallon Advisors, LLC, Foundation Capital, Intel Capital and U.S. Venture Partners will participate in a panel entitled, “Semiconductor Venture Funding – At a Crossroads?” moderated by Jorge del Calvo of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. 

For the complete MUSIC agenda and to register for the conference visit the Magma website at 

Magma Partners at MUSIC

In addition to the technical program, the Silicon Valley conference will feature an exposition where users can learn how Magma is working with its partners to ensure design success. Attendees will be able to speak directly with Magma partners about design, flow and integration solutions. Magma partners exhibiting and/or sponsoring MUSIC include Blue Pearl Software, SynTest, TSMC, Uniquify and Virage Logic. 


MUSIC – Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits – provides a forum for Magma users to exchange ideas, discuss common problems and explore solutions related to the design and manufacturing of integrated circuits, as well as offering users an opportunity to meet with Magma staff and product experts. The MUSIC program covers the key elements of semiconductor design, from system-level design to tapeout, for systems on chips, ASICs and ASSPs. Magma users can register to attend any of the conferences via the Magma website at 

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