SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 2, 2008 -- Magma Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq:LAVA), a provider of chip design software, today announced it is restructuring certain aspects of the company's operations, resulting in reduced costs and focus on key product areas.
On Oct. 1, 2008, company management approved implementation of the next phase of a plan initiated in May 2008 to restructure its operations, a plan that includes reduction of its workforce. The restructuring plan is the result of Magma's efforts to improve its cost structure, better align its resources with business opportunities and improve operating efficiencies. In connection with this phase of the restructuring, Magma expects to record a one-time charge during the second quarter of fiscal 2009 ranging from $2.5 million to $3.5 million. The majority of these charges will include personnel-related costs, including severance benefits and other costs, and represent cash expenditures expected to be paid during the second quarter of fiscal 2009.
"We updated financial guidance during our August 28, 2008 earnings call that was intended to de-risk our revenue forecast, and the decisions we're making now are intended to adjust expenses to be consistent with current revenue expectations and to restore profitability on a non-GAAP basis by our fiscal year end," said Magma President and Chief Operating Officer Roy E. Jewell. "These changes put our focus on product areas that stand to drive our greatest growth."
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 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"(tm) 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 www.magma-da.com.