Fenwick & West Represents Synopsys in Acquisition of Analog Biz Group from MIPS

May 13, 2009

Fenwick & West LLP represented Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) in its recently announced acquisition of the Analog Business Group from MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NasdaqGS: MIPS). Synopsys paid $22 million in cash for the business unit. With the acquisition, Synopsys will expand its IP portfolio with a new family of analog IP.

"The diversity of IP technology included in this transaction coupled with the numerous geographies involved made it really remarkable,” stated Brian Cabre

More information about the transaction can be obtained from the Synopsys Web site.

The Fenwick & West transaction team included corporate attorneys Doug Cogen, Mark Leahy, Christian Lymn and Aaron Hou; technology transactions attorneys Mike Farn, Darren Hutchins and Aaron Weiss; and tax attorney Tim Fitzgibbon.

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