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Press release for immediate publication:

Magma’s FineSim Deployed by Toshiba Corporation

for Advanced
Flash Memory Sign-off Simulation

FineSim’s multi-CPU, fast-SPICE and SPICE simulation technology

allows intelligent tradeoffs between speed and accuracy, increasing
designer productivity

Bangalore, Nov. 30, 2010 — Magma® Design Automation Inc.

(Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced today
that Toshiba Corporation, a leading provider of flash memory
products, has deployed the FineSim™ platform for sign-off
simulation. Toshiba uses FineSim Pro with the native multi-CPU
technology for its NAND flash memory development.

“Toshiba’s flash products, featuring leading-edge technology and

functionality, are highly differentiated and used in wide variety of
applications,” said Masaki Momodomi, Memory Technology
Executive of Toshiba Corporation's Semiconductor Company.
“This makes it imperative that we are first to market with highly
reliable products. Magma’s unified circuit simulation platform increases
our overall design productivity by allowing us to make intelligent
tradeoffs between performance and accuracy within a single tool.”

“Toshiba’s decision to use FineSim as its primary circuit simulation

solution demonstrates the value of Magma’s unified multi-CPU
simulation platform,” said Anirudh Devgan, general manager of
Magma’s Custom Design Business Unit. “With the performance
improvement provided by FineSim leading semiconductor providers
such as Toshiba can reduce design and manufacturing costs while
meeting critical time-to-market goals.”

FineSim SPICE: Simulating Advanced Circuits

FineSim SPICE is a SPICE-level simulation analysis tool that

incorporates transistor-level simulation analysis capabilities for mixed-
digital and analog designs. In addition, FineSim SPICE supports
distributed processing over multiple CPUs or machines, enabling
simulation of large-scale mixed-signal designs. By providing increased
speed and capacity while maintaining full-SPICE accuracy, FineSim
SPICE enables designers to simulate advanced circuits – such as PLLs,
ADCs (analog-to-digital converters), DACs (digital-to-analog converters)
and gigahertz SERDES (SERializers/DESerializers) – that they previously
would not even attempt using slower traditional SPICE simulators.

FineSim Pro: First to Offer Multi-CPU Support

FineSim Pro is the industry's first fast SPICE circuit simulator that
supports multi-CPU simulations. It is the only simulator that performs
true multi-CPU SPICE analysis. This allows for the most accurate results
with the best possible throughput. FineSim Pro verifies a range of
designs from large memories to large complex analog ICs, which
previously could not be practically verified in transient circuit
simulators. FineSim Pro also has a separate option for IR drop and
electromigration analysis.

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 smart phones,
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
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