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Synopsys Posts Q4

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2010.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010, Synopsys reported revenue of $375.5 million, compared to $338.3 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. Revenue for fiscal year 2010 was $1.38 billion, an increase of 1.5 percent from $1.36 billion in fiscal 2009. “Synopsys had a strong year, relative to the industry and our expectations, and we enter fiscal 2011 with an even better outlook,” said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys. “Building on significant technology and customer momentum, and an improved customer landscape, we expect to deliver growth in both traditional EDA and the adjacencies in which we've been steadily investing over the past several years.”

GAAP Results

On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 was $25.4 million, or $0.17 per share, compared to $19.5 million, or $0.13 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2010 was $237.1 million, or $1.56 per share, compared to $167.7 million, or $1.15 per share for fiscal 2009. Net income for fiscal year 2010 includes a one-time $94.3 million, or $0.62 per share, tax benefit associated with the IRS settlement for fiscal years 2002-2004, announced on January 12, 2010.

Non-GAAP Results

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2010 was $59.9 million, or $0.39 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $49.5 million, or $0.33 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2010 was $242.4 million, or $1.60 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $255.3 million, or $1.75 per share, for fiscal 2009. Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.

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