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Magma "Titan Up!" Program Empowers Analog Designers to Improve Productivity and Reuse

(May 05, 2010)

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today launched the "Titan Up!" program to educate analog designers about the latest technologies for analog and mixed-signal design. Analog design has traditionally been a manual, time-consuming task and reusing analog IP has been difficult, if not impossible. The Titan™ family of analog/mixed-signal design solutions delivers breakthrough analog design capabilities, including layout-aware schematic design; rapid design exploration and optimization; dramatically improved productivity for layout designers; analog design reuse; and automated process migration. To highlight these solutions, the interactive "Titan Up!" program includes a series of online quizzes and a free trial of the Titan software providing a designer-friendly introduction to Magma's Titan family of analog/mixed-signal design solutions.



The first element of the program, the "Titan Up!" online quizzes, allows designers to test their knowledge of analog design basics and analog IC history. Completing each quiz enables participants to enter a weekly drawing for an Apple iTouch. The free trial of the Titan solution will give designers hands-on experience porting reusable analog blocks and creating custom analog designs from reusable analog libraries. The "Titan Up!" online quizzes begin today and will be available through June 21. The Titan download will be available in June. Designers can access the quizzes and the download by visiting www.magma-da.com/TitanUp.



One iTouch per week will be given away. Only current and prospective Magma customers are eligible to win. No purchase necessary to enter, play or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.


About Magma




Magma's electronic design automation (EDA) software provides the "Fastest Path to Silicon"™ and enables the world's top chip companies to create high-performance integrated circuits (ICs) for cellular telephones, electronic games, WiFi, MP3 players, digital video, networking and other electronic applications. Magma products are used in IC implementation, analog/mixed-signal design, analysis, physical verification, circuit simulation and characterization. The company maintains headquarters in San Jose, Calif., and offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Magma's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Follow Magma on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/MagmaEDA and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Magma. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.



Magma is a registered trademark and "Fastest Path to Silicon" and Titan are trademarks of Magma Design Automation Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective companies.



Forward-looking Statements:



Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release, including statements about the features and benefits of Magma software are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to the ability of Magma products and services to produce the desired results and the company's ability to keep pace with rapidly changing technology. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in Magma's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). The company undertakes no additional obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


CONTACT: Magma Design Automation
Media contact:
Monica Marmie, Director, Corporate Marketing
(408) 565-7689
mmarmie@magma-da.com



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