Beceem Uses Magma`s RTL-To-GDSII and Sign-Off System to Tape Out 65-nm Mobile Wimax Wave 2 Solution

Released on: August 14, 2008, 3:48 am

Press Release Author: PR HUB

Industry: Semiconductors

Press Release Summary: Bangalore, August 14, 2008 : Magma Design Automation Inc.
(Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced that Beceem
Communications Inc., a leading provider of terminal chipsets for Mobile WiMAX, used
Magma's integrated digital IC implementation and sign-off system to tape out a
WiMAX Wave 2 solution on TSMC's 65-nanometer (nm) process. With Magma's system,
Beceem was able to reduce the overall turnaround time significantly. Beceem used
Magma's QuartzT RC, Quartz Time and Quartz Rail sign-off software for timing,
extraction and static IR analysis.

Press Release Body: "By providing excellent support and an advanced, automated flow
that overcame obstacles such as crosstalk and on-chip variation, Magma allowed us to
successfully implement this revolutionary device while cutting turnaround time
significantly," said Sunny Padacheril, vice president of SoC Engineering at Beceem
Communications. "Beceem's chip design teams in Bangalore and Santa Clara benefited
greatly from the dedicated local Magma support in taping out this chip. And, the
availability of qualified Quartz RC sign-off rules directly from 'TSMC-Online' made
adoption of Magma's sign-off tools fast and smooth."

"Tapeout of this 65-nm WiMAX device validates Magma's digital IC implementation and
sign-off flow," said Premal Buch, general manager of Product Development of Magma's
Design Implementation Business Unit. "Beceem's success reinforces Magma's leading
role in providing an automated, integrated RTL-to-GDSII solution with sign-off for
today's cutting-edge consumer devices."

About Beceem
Beceem Communications Inc. is the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for
the Mobile WiMAX market having recently released the industry's first 65nm single
chip and having been the first to release a commercial solution that is compliant
with Wave 2 profile as specified by the WiMAX Forum. For more information, please
visit the company's website at

About Magma
Magma\'s software for designing integrated circuits (ICs) is used to create complex,
high-performance chips required in cellular telephones, electronic games, WiFi, MP3
players, DVD/digital video, networking, automotive electronics and other electronic
applications. Magma\'s EDA software for digital and analog IC implementation,
analysis, physical verification, circuit simulation and characterization is
recognized as embodying the best in semiconductor technology, enabling the world\'s
top chip companies to \"Design Ahead of the Curve\"T while reducing design time and
costs. Magma is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with offices around the world.
Magma\'s stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design
Automation on the Web at

About Magma India: Magma established its first facility in India in 2003 and now has
offices in Bangalore, Noida and Mumbai. Over 25 percent of Magma's worldwide
employees are located in India and operations there include R&D, Product
Engineering, Product Specialists, field applications engineering, sales and
University programs. With these offices, Magma provides its local customers with
world-class support and leverages the growing pool of engineering talent to develop
its next-generation chip design software


Magma is a registered trademark and "Design Ahead of the Curve" is a trademark of
Magma Design Automation. 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 that Magma software reduces design time,
costs and turnaround time, and 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 Magma's and Beceem's abilities to keep pace
with rapidly changing technology, the companies' products' abilities to produce
desired results and Beceem's decision to continue using Magma software. Further
discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in Magma\'s public
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ( Magma undertakes
no additional obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


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