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Hitachi High-Technologies GLOBAL

June 15, 2015

Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation (hereinafter “Hitachi High-Tech Science”) today announced that Hitachi High-Tech Science and Synopsys, Inc. (hereinafter “Synopsys”) have signed a definitive agreement regarding the transfer of the photomask data verification business owned by Hitachi High-Tech Science to Synopsys. Synopsys is the world’s largest leading-edge EDA (Electronic Design Automation) software company. After the transfer, which is expected to take place in the next couple of months, all the development, sales and support related to the transferred business will be taken over by Synopsys.

Summary of the transfer

1.Acquiring company of the photomask data verification business

Synopsys, Inc.
690 East Middlefield Road Mountain View, California 94043, U.S.A.

2.Business to be transferred

Photomask data verification business including SmartMRC and its related software products

Contact

Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation
Beam Technology Sales & Marketing Department
Yoshinori Ouchi
TEL:+81-3-6280-0065
Synopsys, Inc.
690 East Middlefield Road Mountain View, California 94043, U.S.A.
Yvette Huygen
TEL:+1-650-584-4547