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Synopsys Armenia CJSC Plants Trees in Yerevan's Tsitsernakaberd Park
One tree for every Synopsys Armenia employee

YEREVAN, Armenia - November 3, 2007 - Synopsys Armenia CJSC today announced that over three hundred employees of Synopsys Armenia CJSC and members of their families participated in planting four hundred (400) trees in the Tsitsernakaberd Park in Yerevan. The park is a popular recreational zone for many residents of Yerevan and also hosts the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

The event was organized by the Synopsys community volunteer program, and was sponsored by the Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation and supported by Armenia Tree Project Charitable Foundation (ATP), which provided young decorative trees from its tree nursery located in Karin village. ATP also conducted site preparation work on the planting plot and will monitor the planted trees in the future. Before planting the trees, many employees honored tradition by laying flowers at the Genocide Memorial.

Since the first year of its establishment in Armenia in November 2004, Synopsys has invested millions of dollars in the research and development of its technology products in Armenia, as well as into 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 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 tree planting by its employees as part of the team’s contribution to the future of its host country. In 2006, Synopsys employees planted 400 trees in the WWII Victory Park in Yerevan.

“Community involvement is a core value of Synopsys, and planting trees is becoming a good tradition for our employees in Armenia. This year, we decided to conduct a massive tree planting in Tsitsernakaberd Park to make it more attractive for the residents, tourists and especially to the many children that come to play here,” said Hovik 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.

Anahit Gharibyan thanked Synopsys for this outstanding initiative and added, “The newly planted forest is the best living monument to your activity in Armenia and a good example of a fruitful partnership between businesses and non-government organizations.”

About Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation
Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation was established on July 21, 2005. Its activities support both educational and social programs. The Foundation’s educational plans include equipping distance-learning classrooms in universities in order to create sustainable opportunities for ongoing professional engineering education. The Foundation is also funding the Presidential IT Awards to honor the best students in the IT sector and to sponsor school Olympiads. The social programs focus on special activities and donations in Armenia.

About Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design, established its presence in Armenia in 2004, shortly after Armenia’s declaration of IT as a priority sector. Since then, Synopsys Armenia CJSC (closed joint stock company), has become one of the largest Synopsys sites outside of the United States providing R&D and product support in the areas of EDA, Design for Manufacturing and development of semiconductor IP. Currently, the company employs several hundred qualified Armenian engineers, and is serving as the industry’s flagship and one of largest IT employers in Armenia. Synopsys Armenia CJSC is located in Yerevan, Armenia. Visit Synopsys Armenia online at http://www.synopsys.am.

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in EDA software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms and IC manufacturing software products to the global electronics market, enabling the development and production of complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). Synopsys also provides intellectual property and design services to simplify the design process and accelerate time-to-market for its customers. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California and has offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com.

About Armenia Tree Project Charitable Foundation
Armenia Tree Project was founded in 1994 with the vision of securing Armenia’s future by protecting its environment and advancing 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 the standard of living of Armenians, promoting self-sufficiency and aiding those with fewest resources first. Since 1994 ATP has planted and rejuvenated more than 1.5 million trees at 657 sites in Armenia and Artsakh. With the establishment of the new Mirak Family Reforestation nursery in Lori and expansion of the backyard nursery program, ATP hopes to begin planting over one million trees each year to help secure the future of Armenia. For more information, please, visit website: http://www.armeniatree.org.

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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