Synopsys and ATI Technologies Sign Long-Term Access Agreement For Synopsys Design and Verification Technology
ATI Chooses Synopsys Technology to Manage Increasingly Complex Design Challenges

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), the world leader in semiconductor design software, today announced that ATI Technologies has signed a long-term agreement with Synopsys for access to its Galaxy™ design and Discovery™ verification technology. Synopsys' ongoing commitment to support ATI through its most complex design projects continues to be a key contributor to ATI's design success.

"For over a decade Synopsys has provided and maintained best-in-class implementation and verification tools which are easily integrated with our current design flow," said Greg Buchner, vice president of engineering at ATI Technologies. "The new agreement solidifies a long-term commitment to Synopsys technology and recognizes the value of consistent support that Synopsys provides ATI across our design centers."

"Synopsys is dedicated to supporting our customers' most challenging chip designs," said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys. "We are committed to providing ATI with the best technology to help them succeed as an innovator in 3D graphics and digital media designs. Our ongoing relationship with ATI is exciting because their design needs continually drive us to evolve the Synopsys platforms to meet their complex requirements, ultimately resulting in value for both companies."

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. is the world leader in electronic design automation (EDA) software for semiconductor design. The company delivers technology-leading semiconductor design and verification platforms to the global electronics market, enabling the development 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 is located in more than 60 offices throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Asia. Visit Synopsys online at .

NOTE: Synopsys and the Synopsys logo are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc., and Galaxy and Discovery are trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. All other products mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Synopsys, Inc.

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