YEREVAN, Armenia – November 11, 2006 - Synopsys Armenia CJSC today announced that over three hundred employees of Synopsys Armenia CJSC and members of their families participated in a mass tree planting along the main alley of the Victory Park in Yerevan. Four hundred (400) trees were planted. The event was organized in the framework of the Synopsys Community Volunteer Program and was also tailored to the 20th anniversary of establishing of Synopsys Inc., the parent company in US. The event 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 committed to monitor the planted trees in the future. The planting was followed by a picnic for all participants and guests.
Among those taking an active part in the planting were Rich Goldman, vice president for Strategic Market Development at Synopsys Inc. and CEO of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, Hovik Musayelyan, general manager of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, and Andrew Hovhannisyan, managing director of HPLA LLC.
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 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 tree planting by its employees as part of the team’s contribution to the future of its host country.
“Community involvement is a core value of Synopsys. As Synopsys celebrates its twentieth anniversary, we are proud to contribute to our community in Armenia by planting these trees, which we hope will be a lasting legacy of the rebirth of Armenia through technology,” said Rich Goldman, vice president for Strategic Market Development of Synopsys Inc. and CEO of Synopsys Armenia CJSC.
“Every year, Synopsys employees worldwide participate in Synopsys community volunteer programs to improve living conditions within their host communities.
This year in Armenia, we decided to conduct a massive tree planting along the main alley of the Victory Park to fulfill our community service and provide more beautiful trees for the city we live and breathe in,” said Hovik Musayelyan, general manager of Synopsys Armenia CJSC.
Anahit Gharibyan, ATP Community Tree Planting Program Manager, congratulated Synopsys with the 20th Anniversary and added, “This newly planted forest is the best living monument to your activity in Armenia.”
About Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation
Charitable Foundation Synopsys for Armenia was established on July 21, 2005. Its activities are divided into two program sections: educational and social. 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 section of the plans will focus on special social programs and donations in Armenia.
About Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Electronic design automation leader Synopsys entered Armenia under the RA Government’s proclamation to make information technologies a high-priority field in Armenia. Since the establishment of Synopsys Armenia CJSC in November 2004, Synopsys’ activities in Armenia have become well-known. A key activity for the company is assisting in the development of educational programs in Armenia in cooperation with State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA), Yerevan State University (YSU) and American University of Armenia (AUA). To date, 168 students have graduated from these programs. The programs have proven highly effective, providing the advanced skills necessary for the majority of these graduates to secure jobs within Synopsys Armenia CJSC. Synopsys also organizes and sponsors a variety of charity campaigns and contests in Armenia. Among these are the sponsorship of the annual educational awards of the President of RA in the field of information technologies, and the organization and sponsorship of the first Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad. During the last year only the number of employees of “Synopsys Armenia” CJSC increased by 50%.
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. 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 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
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