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Synopsys Week in Armenia Celebrates Joint Achievements of Business, Academia and Government of the Republic of Armenia
Event Schedule Highlights Synopsys' Dedication to Providing Consistent Initiatives that Support the Development of High-tech Industry in Armenia and the Region

YEREVAN, Armenia, Oct. 2, 2012 - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that Synopsys Week in Armenia will be held October 3-6 in Yerevan. This event celebrates joint achievements by business, academia and the government of the Republic of Armenia (RA) through a number of award ceremonies and other activities, and supports high-tech development in the region through the International Microelectronics Olympiad.

Synopsys Week Armenia Schedule of Events
  • Oct. 3, 11:30, Keynote for the best IT students of SEUA, YSU, RAU, ERA, AUA and other international partner universities, Chi-Foon Chan, President and co-CEO of Synopsys, Synopsys Armenia R&D Center, Main Lobby
  • Oct. 3, 14:45, Press Briefing on Synopsys Week in Armenia 2012, Philharmonic Hall
  • Oct. 3, 15:00, 2012 Commencement for SEUA and YSU, Philharmonic Hall
  • Oct. 4, 10:00, Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia, Synopsys Armenia Educational Department
  • Oct. 4, 15:00, Ceremony for "Annual Educational Awards of the RA President to the Best IT Students" by RA President Serzh Sargsyan, Presidential House
  • Oct. 4, 17:30, Reception and gala honoring the winners of the Presidential IT Awards, the "Best IT Manager" Award and the winners of the Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia, Komitas Chamber Music Hall
  • Oct. 5, 10:30, Digitec'12 Exhibition Opening, Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute
  • Oct. 6, 10:00, Community Volunteer Event – Tree planting, SAED and SEUA grounds

"Synopsys is dedicated to supporting the development of the high-tech industry in Armenia and the region by initiating and implementing consistent and sustainable programs," said Chi-Foon Chan, president and co-CEO at Synopsys. "Synopsys Week in Armenia has become a tradition, and returning each year to Yerevan to celebrate gives me an opportunity to celebrate our achievements with Armenian community."

"We are proud that Armenia is the home of one of our largest R&D sites. Armenia provides a powerful, positive cooperation between industry, academia and government at a level uncommon in the world. This sustained cooperation benefits the development of industry in Armenia and Armenia's development. In cooperation with academia and government, Synopsys sponsors a large number of programs which have led to significant achievements for Armenia," said Rich Goldman, vice president of corporate marketing and strategic alliances at Synopsys, and chief executive officer of Synopsys Armenia CJSC. "During Synopsys Week in Armenia, we celebrate these achievements and invite all other domestic and international companies to join in the development of Armenia's economy."

"All Synopsys initiatives aimed at the development of the IT sphere represent an investment in the youth of Armenia, which is the most effective way to contribute to our country's future," said Hovik Musayelyan, director of Synopsys Armenia. "Through Synopsys Week, we celebrate the joint achievements of business, academia and government while looking forward to playing a significant role in the local high-tech development for years to come."

About Synopsys, Inc. and Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Synopsys, Inc. accelerates innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IC, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create billions of chips and systems. 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 is also the initiator of the Global IT Award of the RA President, as well as "Best IT Managers" Award. 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 www.synopsys.com and www.synopsys.am.

Editorial Contact:
Gayane Markosyan
Synopsys Armenia
T: (374 10) 492-356
F: (374 94) 492-204
E: gayanem@synopsys.com

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