2/6/2003 - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) announced that it has decided to voluntarily withdraw and refile its Notification and Report Form filed under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the "HSR Act"), with respect to the pending tender offer by its subsidiary, Neon Acquisition Corporation, to acquire all outstanding shares of common stock of Numerical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: NMTC). Synopsys intends to refile its Notification and Report Form with the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice on Friday, February 7. As a result, the waiting period under the HSR Act will expire at 11:59 P.M. on Monday, February 24, 2003, unless such period is earlier terminated or extended by the FTC and the Antitrust Division, as described in the Offer to Purchase dated January 23, 2003. Unless the waiting period has been terminated prior to the scheduled expiration of the Offer, Synopsys will, subject to the terms and conditions of the Merger Agreement and the Offer, extend the Offer period until Monday, February 24.
About Numerical Technologies
Numerical Technologies, Inc., the world's leading provider of sub-wavelength lithography-enabling technology, develops and markets proprietary technology, software tools and services that enable the production of sub-wavelength integrated circuits (ICs) with feature sizes that are smaller than the wavelength of light used to create circuit patterns on silicon. Numerical's products and industry alliances form a comprehensive design-to-silicon solution that enables the creation of smaller, faster and more power-efficient ICs using available manufacturing equipment. Numerical's customers include the world's top semiconductor companies, design automation tool vendors, semiconductor equipment suppliers and photomask manufacturers. Additional information about the company is available on the Web at http://www.numeritech.com.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), headquartered in Mountain View, California, creates leading electronic design automation (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 http://www.synopsys.com.
Synopsys is a registered trademark of Synopsys, Inc. Numerical Technologies is a trademark of Numerical Technologies, Inc.
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