For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – September 16, 2009 – announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Synopsys Inc. (SNPS), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM), Home Depot Inc. (HD), Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO) and Lowe Co.s Inc. (LOW).

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Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

Synopsys Moves On

Synopsys Inc. (SNPS) recently announced the addition of a new major customer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM). The latter has adopted Synopsys’ HSIM hierarchical FastSPICE circuit simulator for its sub-40-nanometer, memory intellectual property characterization flow.

The HSIM technology will be used in TSM’s advanced SRAM compilers for improvement in timing and power simulation techniques. It will also facilitate the process of full chip simulation process.

Home Depot Gets Martha’s Touch

Home Depot Inc. (HD) recently signed a deal with diversified media and merchandising company Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO) to create a new line of home improvement products.

The strategic move is aimed at outsmarting rival specialty retailers like Lowe Co.s Inc. (LOW). The new product line will primarily feature outdoor living, home organization and home decor items.

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