Synopsys Appoints Joe Logan as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in semiconductor design software, has appointed Joe Logan as senior vice president of Worldwide Sales. In this capacity, Mr. Logan is responsible for the deployment and management of the Synopsys Sales organization. While at Synopsys, Mr. Logan has focused on driving business growth in the North America East sales region and on expanding relationships within the customer base. Mr. Logan joined Synopsys five years ago from Avant! Corporation where he was head of North American Sales and Support. He has more than 20 years of engineering and sales experience and holds a BSEE (Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering) from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

"Joe is a strong leader who knows how to work across all operating units within the company to achieve accelerated revenue growth targets," said Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer of Synopsys. "His experience and commitment to Synopsys' success make him an ideal choice for this important position."

"Synopsys has excellent technology and a talented sales force that will continue to drive Synopsys forward as the leader in electronic design automation," said Mr. Logan. "My focus will be to work closely with customers to foster greater customer satisfaction and increase Synopsys' overall business growth."

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation (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 .

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  Synopsys, Inc.

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