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Synopsys Armenia CJSC Plants Trees on the Hillside in Nor Nork district in Yerevan
One tree for every Synopsys Armenia employee

YEREVAN, Armenia - November 2, 2008 - Synopsys Armenia CJSC today announced that approximately 400 employees of Synopsys Armenia CJSC and members of their families participated in planting 400 trees on the hillside in Nor Nork district of Yerevan. The planting took place below the Church of St. Sargis, commissioned in 1999. The Synopsys community volunteer program organized the event, which was sponsored by the Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation. Armenia Tree Project Charitable Foundation (ATP) supported the event by providing young decorative trees from its nursery in Karin village. ATP also prepared the planting plot and will monitor the planted trees in the future.

Among those taking an active part in the planting were General Manager of Synopsys Armenia Hovik Musayelyan, Head of Nor Nork District Davit Petrosyan, ATP Director Mher Sadoyan, ATP Community Tree Planting Program Manager Anahit Gharibyan, and other foundation staff.

Since Synopsys was first established in Armenia in November 2004, the company has invested millions of dollars in the research and development of technology products in Armenia as well as in building its new site in Yerevan. The company strives to be a good corporate citizen and continuously contributes to the progress of Armenian society by helping improve the country’s educational system and by implementing other assistance programs through its Armenia-based Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation. The volunteer tree planting by Synopsys employees is part of the team’s contribution to the future of Synopsys’ host country.

“Community involvement is a core value of Synopsys and planting trees is becoming a good tradition for our employees in Armenia. This is our fourth tree planting in Yerevan. In 2005, Synopsys planted trees in Viasphere Technopark, in 2006 in the Victory Park, and in 2007 in Tsitsernakaberd Park. This year, we decided to conduct a massive tree planting on the hillside in Nor Nork district of Yerevan, directly below the Church of St. Sargis to make the area more attractive for residents and tourists, and especially for the many children that come to play here,” said Mr. Musayelyan.

“We view this event also as our contribution to the efforts aimed at fighting air pollution in Yerevan and making it a better place to live and work,” added Andrew Hovhannisyan, deputy general manager of Synopsys Armenia.

“We welcome Synopsys’ idea. Once again we see that, being faithful to its work style, Synopsys always manages to find ways to be useful for ecology and for enhancing the ecosystem’s viability. This tree planting, for which Nor Nork district was chosen, will inspire each resident’s love of nature. The community is committed to taking care for these trees,” said Mr. Petrosyan.

“The commitment Synopsys has shown to the people and environment of Armenia is a remarkable example of corporate responsibility and good citizenship,” said Jeff Masarjian, executive director of Armenia Tree Project (ATP) Charitable Foundation. “Armenia Tree Project looks forward to a long and productive partnership with Synopsys, who provides a model of inspiration to all companies based in Armenia.”

About Armenia Tree Project (ATP Charitable Foundation)
Armenia Tree Project (ATP Charitable Foundation), a non-profit program based in Watertown and Yerevan, conducts vitally important environmental projects in Armenia’s impoverished and deforested zones and seeks support in advancing its reforestation mission. Since 1994, ATP has made enormous strides in combating desertification in the biologically diverse but threatened Caucasus region. Over 2,000,000 trees have been planted and restored, and hundreds of jobs have been created for Armenians in seasonal tree-related programs.
Contacts:
ATP Charitable Foundation, ARMENIA TREE PROJECT,
57/5 Arshakunyats Ave., Yerevan 0026, Armenia.
Tel.: (374 10) 447401/447402.
Tel/Fax: (374 10) 447726.
Website: www.armeniatree.org

About Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Synopsys Armenia closed joint stock company (CJSC), is one of the largest Synopsys sites outside of the US, providing R&D and product support in EDA, design for manufacturing (DFM) and the development of semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Currently, the company employs several hundred qualified Armenian engineers, and is one of largest IT employers in Armenia. To provide IT sphere with high quality specialists, the company is investing in IT education, and is engaged in a number of pioneering and successful cooperation programs with major Armenian universities, such as Yerevan State University (YSU), State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA), American University of Armenia (AUA), Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) State University and the Moscow Institute of Electronic Technologies (MIET). To supplement these activities, the company consistently promotes public interest in the industry by sponsoring Presidential Awards for the best students in IT, contests among young specialists and students, and through media, charity work and volunteer activities. Synopsys Armenia CJSC is located in Yerevan. Visit Synopsys Armenia online at http://www.synopsys.am.

About the Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation
The Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation was established in July of 2005. It supports Synopsys’ R&D operations in Armenia through a number of educational and social initiatives. Its activities are divided into two sections: educational and social. The Foundation’s educational programs include support to all Synopsys educational programs for ongoing professional engineering education, conducted in cooperation with major Armenia universities. The Foundation also funds the RA Presidential Awards for the best students in the IT sector and sponsors various IT-related contests targeting students and young professionals. The foundation’s social activities primarily assist the local communities.

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design and manufacturing. Synopsys’ comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 60 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.

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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