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2011-07-14 15:05:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the appointment of Chrysostomos L. "Max" Nikias to its Board of Directors, effective July 11, 2011. Dr. Nikias is the current President of the University of Southern California (USC), a position he has held since August 2010, and holds the Robert C. Packard President's Chair and the Malcolm R. Currie...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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