Synopsys to Acquire Magma Design Automation

Acquisition will complement Synopsys' technology, build on existing support capabilities and help accelerate advanced product delivery to customers

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS -  News), a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Magma® Design Automation Inc. (Nasdaq: LAVA -  News), a provider of chip design software headquartered in San Jose, California . Bringing together complementary technology, development and support capabilities will enable the combined company to more rapidly meet customer requirements linked to chip designs at both leading-edge and mature process nodes. 

Under the terms of the merger agreement, Synopsys will acquire Magma for $7.35 per Magma share in cash, resulting in a transaction value of approximately $507 million net of cash and debt acquired. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction.

The closing of the merger is subject to customary conditions, including approval by the stockholders of Magma as well as U.S. regulators. In the event the merger closes as expected in the second calendar quarter of 2012, Synopsys anticipates it to be modestly accretive to 
non-GAAP earnings per share in its fiscal 2012. Synopsys plans to fund the acquisition with a combination of cash and debt, with the specifics to be determined at the time of close.

"The dramatic rise in complexity of today's semiconductor designs for all process nodes requires an equally dramatic increase in designer productivity. Customers are either dealing with the very complex physics of 20-nanometer design or they are squeezing the last bit of performance and cost from designs at mature, high-value nodes. To achieve success, our customers are asking for more new EDA capabilities than ever before," said Aart de Geus , chairman and CEO at Synopsys. "This acquisition will enable Synopsys to accelerate the delivery of the technology our customers need to keep the overall cost of design in check."

Earnings Results Webcast
Synopsys also reported results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 today. Synopsys will hold a conference call for analysts and investors to review the results and to discuss the merger today at 2 p.m. PT ( 5 p.m. ET ). A live webcast of the call will be available at Synopsys' corporate website at www.synopsys.com. A recording of the call will be available by calling +1‑800‑475‑6701 (+1-320-365-3844 for international callers), access code 223781, beginning at 4 p.m. PT today. A webcast replay will also be available on the website from approximately 5:30 p.m. PT today through the time Synopsys announces its results for the first quarter fiscal 2012 in February 2012 . Synopsys will post copies of the prepared remarks of Aart de Geus , chairman and chief executive officer, and Brian Beattie , chief financial officer, on its website following the call.

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS -  News) 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, system-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 approximately 70 offices located throughout North America , Europe , Japan , Asia and India . Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/ .




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