Magma Design Automation

Magma Design Automation
Magma Design Automation
Industry Software & Programming
Founded 1997
Headquarters San Jose, California
Key people

Rajeev Madhavan, CEO
Roy E. Jewell, President
Peter S. Teshima, CFO

696 employees (1 May 2011)
Revenue $139.3 million USD (FY 2011)

Magma Design Automation (NASDAQLAVA) is a software company in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. The company was founded in 1997 and maintains headquarters in San Jose, California, with facilities throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India.

Magma software products are used in major elements of chip development, including: synthesis, placement, routing, power management, circuit simulation, verification and analog/mixed-signal design.

Magma's annual revenue is fourth-highest among companies in the EDA industry.[1] As of 2011, major competitors are Cadence Design Systems, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics.


Key products

  • Talus: Digital chip implementation.
  • Tekton: Static Timing Analysis.
  • Titan: Analog/mixed-signal design.
  • FineSim SPICE: Circuit simulation.
  • SiliconSmart: Library Characterization.
  • Quartz DRC and Quartz LVS: Physical verification.


Magma software is used to design chips for:

  • Cell phones
  • Networking
  • Automotive products
  • Electronic games
  • Portable music players
  • Digital media

To date the company's products have not been used significantly in the development of microprocessors.

Notable acquisitions

  • Sabio Labs, February 2008: Analog IP process migration.
  • Knights Technology, November 2006: Fab analysis technology.
  • ACAD, November 2005: Circuit simulation.
  • Mojave, April 2004: Physical verification technology.
  • Random Logic, October 2003: Industry-standard 3D field solver.
  • Silicon Metrics, October 2003: Library/IP characterization.
  • Moscape, June 2000: Assertion-based electrical integrity solutions.

Management team

  • Rajeev Madhavan, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • Roy E. Jewell, President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Peter S. Teshima, Corporate Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
  • Carl Burrow, Corporate Vice President, Field Operations
  • Premal Buch, General Manager and Corporate Vice President, Design Implementation Business Unit
  • Anirudh Devgan, General Manager and Corporate Vice President, Custom Design Business Unit
  • Jacob Avidan, General Manager and Corporate Vice President, Digital Sign-off Business Unit
  • Ankush Oberai, General Manager and Vice President, Fab Analysis Business Unit
  • Phil Bishop, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing
  • Ronald A. Rudolph, Vice President, Human Resources


  1. ^ [Based on most recent Annual Reports on Form 10-K filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission]

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