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Synopsys and National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) Successfully Graduate Fifth Class of Advanced Engineering Students
92 Students of the Synopsys-MIET Joint Master’s Program Have Been Trained for Russia’s Electronics Industry Workforce

Moscow, Russia, June 7, 2012 -- Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, and the National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), today announced that 18 additional master’s students have successfully completed the Synopsys and MIET joint educational program and are now ready to begin their professional engineering careers. Established in 2006, the program's goal is to educate Russian students in advanced microelectronics, so they may lead Russia into its next stage of technology development. The two-year master’s program is based on Synopsys Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools and a customized curriculum for integrated circuit (IC) design. The program is offered by the Synopsys Armenia Educational Department (SAED) through the Synopsys University Program. To date, 92 students have successfully graduated from the Synopsys-MIET program.

Using a proven educational model of cooperation between industry and academia, the program is able to provide Russia’s workforce with industry-ready graduates who have the knowledge and skills required to quickly become productive in the industry. Meeting the highest international engineering standards, all graduates are well-equipped to join the industry and are already employed by leading semiconductor companies. They work as leading specialists at Mikron, Angstrem, The Institute for Design Problems in Microelectronics of the Russian Academy of Science, NI ELVIS, and other semiconductor companies that contribute to Russia’s growing high-tech industry.

The Synopsys and MIET joint educational program is based on a customized curriculum for IC design that is taught jointly by Synopsys professionals and MIET professors. The program admits 20 new students to the two-year program every year. All students at the Synopsys-MIET Educational Center have access to a comprehensive, industry-leading EDA university tools package from Synopsys. In addition, Synopsys provides educational resources such as Educational Design Kits (EDKs) and interoperable Process Design Kits (iPDKs) for 90-nanometer (nm) and 32/28-nm technologies, which enable state-of-the-art IC design in an educational environment.

“Graduating the 5th class is a significant milestone and highlights the success of the Synopsys-MIET educational program,” said MIET Rector Yuri A. Chaplygin, an associate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a Doctor of Engineering Science and a professor. “Our long-term partnership with Synopsys brings new opportunities for the university and its students. We appreciate the contribution made by Synopsys to training highly qualified engineers for the electronics industry in Russia.”

“The designation of MIET as Russia’s National Research University of Electronic Technology is further proof of the quality of education that MIET provides,” said Rich Goldman, vice president of Corporate Marketing and Strategic Alliances at Synopsys and honorable professor of MIET. “Synopsys is proud to provide software and a curriculum that aids MIET in reaching such a high level, and we are enheartened to see our joint graduates already positively contributing to the renaissance of Russia’s semiconductor industry.”

“I am happy for yet another successful graduation,” said Vazgen Melikyan, director of SAED, honorable scientist of the Republic of Armenia and honorable professor of MIET. “Taking into account the fast pace of development in this very technical field, we continue to advance the content of the educational program to deliver even more skilled and knowledgeable graduates in the years ahead.”

“During the two-year program I gained valuable experience and practice in digital design flows, digital and analog integrated circuit design, design automation and much more,” said Piryutina Galina, a 2012 graduate of the Synopsys-MIET joint educational master’s program. Galina added, “The opportunity to use the most advanced EDA tools from Synopsys throughout many of the program’s courses was a great contribution to understanding theoretical knowledge and demonstrating practical skills essential to working in the industry.”

About Synopsys Worldwide University Programs
Synopsys Worldwide University Programs have been providing technology, tools and resources for teaching and academic research since 1986. The programs serve thousands of students and professors worldwide, with Synopsys’ tools currently installed in more than 1500 educational institutions. University professors and staff have the unique responsibility of preparing the future workforce and conducting research to advance technology. The Synopsys Worldwide University Programs give easy access to Synopsys’ best-in-class EDA tools while providing training, high-quality support and curriculum development assistance. By enabling engineering students to receive hands-on experience with Synopsys’ industry-leading commercial tools, graduates are more likely to enter the workforce with the skills necessary to be quickly productive in the fast-paced world of semiconductor technology.

About National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)
National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), former Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, was founded in 1965. It is located in Zelenograd. MIET training is carried out by highly skilled faculty - including more than 100 Doctors of Science and over 300 PhDs – complemented by a sound technical base, personal curricula and modern training methods. The curricula of the departments provide fundamental training in physics, mathematics and computer science, in-depth study of foreign languages, management and marketing. MIET cooperates with leading universities of Europe and the United States by taking part in undergraduate, postgraduate and professor exchange programs. Full-time students do their practical work at MIET scientific laboratories and subdivisions, as well as at Moscow and Zelenograd companies. A program of elite professional training is carried out at MIET in cooperation with a number of foreign leaders in the electronics industry including, Synopsys, Cadence, Cisco, Microsoft, Freescale Semiconductor, PTC, Mentor Graphics and others.

About Synopsys Armenia CJSC and Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP), prototyping and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys established a presence in Armenia in 2004 as Synopsys Armenia closed joint stock company (CJSC). Synopsys Armenia CJSC provides R&D and product support in EDA, design for manufacturing (DFM) and the development of semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Employing several hundred qualified Armenian engineers, Synopsys is one of largest IT employers in Armenia. To encourage the highest levels of accomplishment for students in IT, the company sponsors awards and competitions such as the Annual Educational Awards of the Republic of Armenia (RA) President, and the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia. Synopsys Armenia’s investment in the community reaches well beyond IT. In 2010, Synopsys in Armenia was recognized as one of 12 finalists for the U.S. Secretary of State’s annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), citing the company’s technology and financial leadership as well as its charity work and volunteer activities. Synopsys Armenia CJSC is located in Yerevan. Synopsys, Inc. is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys, Inc. and Synopsys Armenia online at and

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