MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Sept. 9, 2009 -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced today that its Board of Directors has replenished its stock repurchase authorization. Under the replenished program, the Company may repurchase Synopsys common stock with a market value up to $500 million.
Purchases may be made beginning immediately and ending at such time as the authorized funds are spent or the program is discontinued. The program does not obligate Synopsys to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and the program may be modified or suspended at any time at Synopsys' discretion. The purchases will be funded from available working capital.
Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.