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Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Second Third Fiscal Year 2009

PRNewswire
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.
(NASDAQ-NMS:SNPS)
Aug 19, 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today reported results for its third quarter ended July 31, 2009. For the third quarter of fiscal 2009, Synopsys reported revenue of $345.2 million compared to $344.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008.

"Synopsys continues to execute well in an environment that still shows signs of economic stress," said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys. "Customers are choosing Synopsys for its strong technology, global support, continued investment in the future, and financial strength."

"Synopsys again made excellent progress towards delivering on our year's objectives," said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys. "We are actively working with customers to help them successfully navigate the economic recovery, and are positioning ourselves for even greater strength in the future."

GAAP Results
On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was $47.4 million, or $0.32 per share, compared to $57.7 million, or $0.39 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2008, which included a $17.3 million tax benefit associated with the settlement of an IRS tax issue for fiscal years 2000 and 2001.

Non-GAAP Results
On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 was $68.3 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $64.5 million, or $0.44 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.

Editorial Contacts
Gayane Markosyan
Synopsys Armenia CJSC
41 Arshakunyats Avenue
ViaSphere Technopark, Bldg. #1
Republic of Armenia, 0026 Yerevan
T: (37410) 49 2356
F: (37410) 49 2696
E: gayanem@synopsys.com  

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