Magma Announces Winners of Users Summit Best Paper Awards

Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced the “Best Paper” winners for MUSIC – Magma Users Summit on Integrated Circuits – held in Bangalore, on March 31. The top paper award went to Prashanth Narayanasetti, Aish Dubey, Sani Dewal, Arojit Sunil Roychowdhury and Eric Ponsot of Texas Instruments for their paper titled “Optimal Design Methods for Multi-Voltage Domain, Multimillion-Gate SoCs using Talus® GRX, MM/MC and CITL.”

The second place award went to Suriamoorthy Babu, Sharath Chandra L, Suresh Azhakan, Sandeep Premchandran, Srinivasa Rangan and Ganesh Sharabu of Qualcomm for their paper titled “Honey, I Shrunk the TAT!! – Implementing an Extremely Schedule-Critical 45-nm, Multimillion-gate System on Chip (SoC) using Talus 1.1.” Third place went to Sorabh Chawla, Sriraj Chellappan, Sumanth Poddutur and Vivek Singhal of Texas Instruments for “Early and Efficient Decap Insertion in an SoC and Automatic Power Metal Fill Insertion for an MPDR SoC.”

Conference attendees and the MUSIC Technical Program Committee selected the winners from the field of papers presented by Magma users at top-tier technology companies, including Conexant, Nokia and SanDisk.

Rajeev Madhavan, Magma chairman and CEO, gave a keynote address describing “The Electronic Ocean” and predicting a tidal wave of demand for mixed-signal chips. Madhavan explained how Magma’s unique ability to integrate analog and digital design has transformed the company into the leading provider of mixed-signal system-on-chip (SoC) solutions. Tekton[tm], Magma’s next-generation static timing analyzer that performs static timing analysis in just minutes for the industry’s biggest chips – on a single machine – was also highlighted in Madhavan’s keynote and generated great interest from attendees.

“MUSIC provides an excellent opportunity to explore the wide range of innovations occurring in the Indian semiconductor industry,” said Professor V. Kamakoti of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and chairman of MUSIC India. “I’ve been the chair of MUSIC India for 5 years and the quality of this year’s papers shows a tremendous improvement over previous years, reflecting the advanced nature of the designs being developed in India today.”

Magma users who missed the conference can access the MUSIC papers and presentations via MOLTEN, Magma’s online technical support portal. For more information, visit

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Magma’s electronic design automation (EDA) software provides the “Fastest Path to Silicon”[tm] 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.

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