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Synplicity joins ARM connected community

Press Release 11/2006

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Synplicity Joins ARM Connected Community

Sunnyvale, CA, October 2006 * * * Synplicity, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP), a leading provider of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, announced it has joined the ARM® Connected Community, the industry's largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services. As part of the ARM Connected Community, Synplicity will gain access to a full range of resources to help it market and deploy innovative solutions that enable developers to get their ARM Powered® products to market faster.

"As more embedded processors are used in FPGA designs, the need grows for a seamless flow that enables designers to incorporate advanced cores into hardware," said Joe Gianelli, vice president of business development, Synplicity. "Through the ARM Connected Community, we are a part of an elite group of strategic ARM partners striving to produce the most effective ARM technology-based solutions. We believe our FPGA software solutions, which have a long track record of enabling high-performance designs, will fit nicely within this global network of companies."

Synplicity's Synplify® Premier and Certify® software solutions provide users with best-in-class synthesis, physical synthesis and ASIC prototyping support. Joining the ARM Connected Community gives Synplicity more exposure to embedded developers who use ARM processors in FPGA prototyping flows. Members of the ARM Connected Community will now be able to leverage Synplicity's market leading synthesis technology in order to enable better FPGA flows.

The ARM Connected Community is a global network of companies aligned to provide a complete solution, from design to manufacture and end use, for products based on the ARM architecture. ARM offers a variety of resources to Community members, including promotional programs and peer-networking opportunities that enable a variety of ARM Partners to come together to provide end-to-end customer solutions. Visitors to the ARM Connected Community have the ability to contact members directly through the website.

"The Connected Community is all about companies working together to provide the most complete solutions in the shortest possible time. By joining the Community, which now comprises more than 375 companies, Synplicity increases the large portfolio of skills, products and services that are centered around the ARM architecture, and currently available to developers worldwide," said Ian Thornton, director of solutions marketing for ARM. For more information about the ARM Connected Community, please visit http://www.arm.com/community.

About Synplicity

Synplicity® Inc. (Nasdaq:SYNP) is a leading supplier of innovative software solutions that enable the rapid and effective design of Programmable Logic Devices (FPGAs, PLDs and CPLDs) that serve a wide range of communications, military/aerospace, consumer, semiconductor, computer, and other electronic systems markets. Synplicity's tools provide outstanding performance, cost and time-to-market benefits by simplifying, improving and automating key design planning, logic synthesis, physical synthesis and verification functions for FPGA, FPGA-based ASIC verification, and DSP designers. Synplicity is the number one supplier of FPGA synthesis solutions and has been rated #1 in customer satisfaction since 2004 in EE Times' Annual FPGA Customer Survey. Synplicity products support industry-standard design languages (VHDL and Verilog) and run on popular platforms. The company operates in over 20 facilities worldwide and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information visit http://www.synplicity.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding the results and achievements of the ARM Connected Community and Synplicity's FGPA software solutions used within the ARM Connected Community. In some cases, you will be able to identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "believes," "can" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the forward looking statements to differ materially, including the potential errors, design flaws or other problems with Synplicity's FPGA software solutions; and the development of the ARM Connected Community. For additional information and considerations regarding the risks faced by Synplicity, see its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other periodic reports filed with the SEC from time to time, including its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Although Synplicity believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, Synplicity cannot guarantee the future performance or achievements of the proposed methodology. In addition, neither Synplicity nor any other person assumes responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of these forward-looking statements.

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Synplicity, Synplify, and Certify are registered trademarks of Synplicity Inc. ARM is a registered trademarks of ARM Limited. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders. "ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM INC.; ARM KK; ARM Korea Ltd.; ARM Taiwan; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Belgium N.V.; AXYS Design Automation Inc.; AXYS GmbH; ARM Embedded Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; and ARM Physical IP, Inc.; and ARM Norway AS.

Editorial Contacts:

Synplicity Inc.,

Joe Gianelli

Phone: +1-408/215-6000

jgianelli ( a ) synplicity.com


Bettina Lerchenmüller

Phone: +49-8106-24 72 33

prismapr ( a ) compuserve.com

PRismaPR (UK)

Monika Cunnington

Phone: +44-1462-640779

monika ( a ) prismapr.com