Jessica Kourakos Joins Synopsys

7/11/2002 - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), the technology leader for complex integrated circuit (IC) design, today announced that Jessica Kourakos will join the company as vice president, Investor Relations, effective July 30, 2002. Ms. Kourakos will work closely with Synopsys senior management to develop investor relations strategies and manage Synopsys' communications with the analyst and investor communities.

Ms. Kourakos joins Synopsys from Goldman, Sachs & Co., where, as a vice president, she covered the technical software market, as well as the videogame and security infrastructure software markets. Ms. Kourakos' responsibilities included publication of research including insight on industry trends and current developments, management of communications with mutual funds and other institutional clients, and identifying up-and-coming IPO and merger opportunities. Companies covered by Ms. Kourakos included Synopsys, Electronic Arts, Symantec, Autodesk and Cadence Design. In 2000 and 2001, Ms. Kourakos ranked second in the Greenwich survey for Technical Software research. Prior to joining Goldman, Sachs Ms. Kourakos was an associate investment research analyst at UBS Warburg in New York.

"Ms. Kourakos' experience as an analyst and her familiarity with the electronic design automation industry will be invaluable in helping Synopsys develop effective IR strategies and communicate our long term vision clearly to investors, analysts and the businesses community," said Steve Shevick, vice president, Investor Relations and Legal, Synopsys, Inc.

About Synopsys
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS), headquartered in Mountain View, California, creates leading EDA tools for the global electronics market. The company delivers advanced design technologies and solutions to developers of complex integrated circuits, electronic systems and systems on a chip. Synopsys also provides consulting and support services to simplify the overall IC design process and accelerate time to market for its customers. Visit Synopsys at

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