Synplicity appoints Paul Weiskopf to its Board of Directors
Synplicity Appoints Paul Weiskopf to its Board of Directors
Sunnyvale, CA, June 13, 2007 * * * Synplicity Inc. (Nasdaq: SYNP), a leading supplier of software for the design and verification of semiconductors, today announced that Paul Weiskopf has been appointed to its board of directors effective June 18, 2007. Mr. Weiskopf, who is vice president of corporate development at Adobe Systems, brings a wealth of knowledge in corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions, and venture investing to Synplicity's board of directors. Mr. Weiskopf's addition will increase the total number of directors on Synplicity's board to eight.
"Paul's contributions and guidance at Adobe Systems has helped to strengthen the execution of its business strategies across all product and geographic areas," said Alisa Yaffa, chairman of the board at Synplicity, "Paul brings tremendous strategic and operational talent to our already strong board, including an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions. His experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset to Synplicity and it is an honor to have him join our board of directors."
Weiskopf added, "Over the last 13 years, Synplicity has established itself as a leader in the EDA industry, and I look forward to working to continue the company's success and its push into new markets."
Weiskopf joined Adobe Systems in March, 2005 and played an instrumental role in the acquisition of Macromedia, Inc., as well as a number of smaller acquisitions and venture investments. Prior to Adobe Systems, Weiskopf held the position of vice president of strategy and corporate development for Hewlett-Packard. Before HP, Weiskopf served as vice president for two e-commerce companies, InsWeb and BenefitPoint. Prior to that, he worked in strategic consulting for Accenture and L.E.K. Consulting.
Weiskopf holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy of industrial societies and a master's degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
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.
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