Synopsys and Magma Served With Motion to Make Public the Deposition Transcript of Dr. Lukas van Ginneken
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Synopsys and Magma Served With Motion to Make Public the Deposition Transcript of Dr. Lukas van Ginneken

SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—May 5, 2005— Magma(R) Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of semiconductor design software, today announced that the company filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission, attaching a motion to Un-Designate Confidentiality of Deposition Transcript of Dr. Lukas van Ginneken. This motion, which was served on Magma on May 4, 2005, was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington by counsel for Dr. Lukas van Ginneken. Dr. van Ginneken, a former Magma employee and a one-time defendant in the litigation, was deposed on April 26 and 27, 2005 in Seattle, Washington. Dr. van Ginneken's deposition was taken in connection with the ongoing patent litigation filed by Synopsys, Inc. against Magma on Sept. 17, 2004 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Magma supports this motion.

To view the full text of the motion, see Magma's 8-K filing at www.sec.gov.

About Magma

Magma provides leading software for designing highly complex integrated circuits while maximizing Quality of Results with respect to area, timing and power, and at the same time reducing overall design cycles and costs. Magma provides a complete RTL-to-GDSII design flow that includes prototyping, synthesis, place & route, and signal and power integrity chip design capabilities in a single executable, offering "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon." Magma's software also includes products for advanced physical synthesis and architecture development tools for programmable logic devices (PLDs); capacitance extraction; and characterization and modeling. The company's stock trades on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol LAVA. Visit Magma Design Automation on the Web at www.magma-da.com.

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS:

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release 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. Further discussion of these and other potential risk factors may be found in Magma's latest filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Form 10-K, and any subsequent updates thereto on form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Magma disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.



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