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Volunteers help clean Yerevan Pantheon Park during Synopsys Week in Armenia
Synopsys Employees Work with Armenia Tree Project Personnel to Beautify Public Park

YEREVAN, Armenia – September 24, 2007 - Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that over three hundred employees of Synopsys Armenia closed joint stock company (CJSC) and members of their families participated in a mass cleaning of Pantheon Park in Yerevan. The event was organized under the auspices of the Synopsys Community Volunteer Program during Synopsys Week in Armenia, and was coordinated to coincide with Synopsys Armenia’s new site opening. The event was sponsored by the Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation and supported by the Armenia Tree Project Charitable Foundation (ATP).

Among the Synopsys leaders taking an active part in the cleaning were Chi-Foon Chan, president and chief operating officer at Synopsys, Rich Goldman, vice president for Strategic Market Development at Synopsys and chief operating officer of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, Joe Mastroianni, vice president of Engineering, AMSG, Fabio Angelillis, vice president of Engineering, SEG, Brian Gordon, group director, Research and Development, SEG, Hovik Musayelyan, general manager of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, and Andrew Hovhannisyan, deputy general manager of Synopsys Armenia CJSC.

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

“It’s a pleasure to be part of this community improvement project and see first hand the enthusiasm and generosity of Synopsys employees,”said Chi-Foon Chan. “This entire week has been inspirational to Synopsys management who have witnessed the community spirit and dedication of our employees both in and out of the office.”

“Armenia Tree Project Charitable Foundation is honored to partner with Synopsys and its employees on this project, which is a shining example of corporate responsibility.I’m grateful to Synopsys for providing leadership in environmental restoration, which is so important to creating a sustainable future for Armenia ” ,said Jeff Masarjian, executive director of Armenia Tree Project Charitable Foundation.

“Community involvement is a core value of Synopsys. As Synopsys Armenia celebrates the opening of its new site, we are proud to contribute to our community in Armenia by cleaning this park,“ said Rich Goldman.

“Every year, Synopsys employees worldwide participate in community volunteer programs to improve living conditions within their host communities,” said Hovik Musayelyan. “This year in Armenia, we decided to conduct a massive cleaning of the Pantheon Park to fulfill our community service and provide a nice environment for the city where we live and work.”

About Armenia Tree Project Charitable Foundation
Armenia Tree Project was founded in 1994 to protect Armenia’s environment and advance its socio-economic development by mobilizing resources to fund reforestation, community tree planting, environmental education and advocacy, as well as rural development through job creation. ATP uses trees to improve of Armenia’s environment and aids those with few resources. In just over 12 years, ATP has planted and rejuvenated about 1,500,000 trees at 625 sites in Armenia and Artsakh. With the establishment of the new Mirak Family Reforestation nursery in Lori and the expansion of the backyard nursery program, ATP hopes to begin planting over one million trees each year to help secure the future of Armenia’s natural beauty. For more information, please, visit: http://www.armeniatree.org/.

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 Armenia CJSC
Synopsys established its presence in Armenia in 2004, shortly after Armenia’s declaration of information technology (IT) as a priority business for the country. Since then, Synopsys Armenia closed joint stock company (CJSC), has become 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 support its growth, 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), 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.

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading system and semiconductor design and verification platforms, IC manufacturing and yield optimization solutions, semiconductor intellectual property and design services to the global electronics market. These solutions enable the development and production of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems. Through its comprehensive solutions, Synopsys addresses the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, including: power management, accelerated time to yield and system-to-silicon verification. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 60 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. 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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