Magma, Synopsys Make Stipulation in Court Case

Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA) announced it entered into a joint stipulation with Synopsys Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) which focuses the scope of their Delaware patent lawsuit but leaves in place Magma’s assertions that its patents are being infringed by key Synopsys products, including Astro, Design Compiler, IC Compiler, Physical Compiler and PrimeTime.

The companies’ joint stipulation, entered in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, leaves unaffected Magma’s assertion that these and other Synopsys products infringe four Magma patents: U.S. Patents 6,505,328, 6,519,745, 6,854,093 and 6,857,116. Also remaining at issue is Synopsys’ assertion that Magma infringes one Synopsys patent, U.S. Patent 6,192,508.

The companies jointly stipulated to: Synopsys withdrawing infringement claims against Magma with regard to two of the three Synopsys patents at issue; Magma withdrawing infringement claims against Synopsys with regard to one Magma patent at issue; and Magma withdrawing claims of antitrust violation by Synopsys. The joint stipulation is subject to court approval.

Filings, court orders and other documents relevant to these matters are available on the Magma website at

About Magma
Magma’s software for integrated circuit (IC) design is recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology. The world’s top chip companies use Magma’s EDA software to design and verify complex, high-performance ICs for communications, computing, consumer electronics and networking applications, while at the same time reducing design time and costs. Magma provides software for IC implementation, analysis, physical verification, characterization and programmable logic design, and the company’s integrated RTL-to-GDSII design flow offers “The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon”(TM). Magma is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. with offices around the world. Magma’s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA.

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