Synopsys, Inc. Announces Technical Seminar Series Featuring Mixed-Signal, Functional Verification, and Implementation Solutions
   Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), the world leader in semiconductor design
   software, today announced the commencement of its annual technical
   seminar series. From RTL to silicon, Synopsys provides solutions to the
   most difficult challenges that confront engineers who are pushing
   electronic design to the limit.

   WHAT:  The Synopsys 2004 Seminar Series is a forum for members of the
   electronic design community to get the most recent information on design
   automation products, methodologies and processes. Intended for designers,
   developers, verification engineers and managers, these free in-depth
   technical sessions discuss the latest technological advances and future
   trends of Synopsys' leading EDA tools and solutions for mixed-signal
   design, functional verification and implementation.

   Synopsys 2004 Seminar Series includes:

   The AMS seminars offer customers the opportunity to learn about Synopsys'
   AMS design environment beginning with the Cosmos™ design cockpit and
   its integration with simulation solutions. The Discovery™ AMS solution
   demonstration, built around industry-leading golden simulators:  VCS™,
   NanoSim™, and HSPICE®, will show attendees how to achieve the high
   verification throughput needed for AMS SoC designs. An efficient,
   high-quality post-layout simulation flow that combines the strengths of
   NanoSim and Star-RCXT™, Synopsys' parasitic extraction tool, is also
   covered. In addition, the Design Optimization section will explore
   exciting new technology that allows designers to quickly converge to an
   optimal circuit solution, offering significant productivity gains.

   Functional Verification
   As verification challenges continue to grow faster than chip complexity,
   new methodologies must be used to ensure first-pass silicon success.
   Synopsys' functional verification seminars will feature an advanced
   methodology developed by industry expert Janick Bergeron, moderator of
   Verification Guild and a Synopsys principal R&D engineer, that addresses
   the immense challenge of verifying today's complex designs.  Attendees
   will learn how to architect a scalable, reusable verification environment
   that takes advantage of the latest advances in constrained-random and
   design-for-verification solutions to maximize productivity. Janick
   Bergeron will be a guest speaker at various worldwide locations.

   The challenges of chip design continue to increase; therefore the need
   for an implementation platform that is comprised of best-in-class tools
   is more critical to design success than ever before. The Implementation
   seminars are offered in two topic areas covering logical design and
   physical design. Attendees will receive useful design tips from the
   latest software releases that they can apply immediately for better
   management of their complex designs, improved productivity and best
   overall results.

   For more information and to register, visit

   WHEN:  Beginning February, 2004. Dates and times vary worldwide.

   WHERE:  Worldwide locations include: Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan
   and the USA.

   WHO ATTENDS:  EDA designers, developers, verification engineers and

   About Synopsys
   Synopsys, Inc. is the world leader in electronic design automation (EDA)
   software for semiconductor design. The company delivers
   technology-leading IC 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 has
   offices in more than 60 locations throughout North America, Europe, Japan
   and Asia.  Visit Synopsys online at .

   NOTE:  Synopsys and HSPICE are registered trademarks and Cosmos,
   Discovery, NanoSim, Star-RCXT, and VCS are trademarks of Synopsys, Inc.
   All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release
   are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

   CONTACT:  Eileen Hunt of Synopsys, Inc., +1-650-584-5374, or

PRNewswire -- Feb. 18

SOURCE: Synopsys, Inc.

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