Synopsys

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Synopsys, Inc. Template:Nasdaq is one of the three largest competitors in the electronic design automation industry, founded in 1986 and headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Synopsys' most well-known (and first) product is Design Compiler. Synopsys offers a wide range of other products used in the design of an Application-specific integrated circuit. Products include place and route, static timing analysis, and Verilog and VHDL simulators. The simulators include a powerful debugging environment which assists in the design of the logic for chips and computer systems.

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History

The company was founded in 1986 as Optimal Solutions by Dr. Aart J. de Geus and a team of engineers from General Electric's Microelectronics Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Since then it went through a series of acquisitions, the most significant being that of Avanti Corporation, which was the #4 company in the EDA industry at that time.

Acquisitions, mergers, spinoffs

  • 1997: acquired EPIC Design Technology Inc., USA
  • 1997: acquired Viewlogic Systems, Inc., USA
  • June 6, 2002: merger with Avanti Corporation, USA
  • February 23, 2004: acquired Accelerant Networks, USA
  • February 26, 2004: acquired technology assets of Analog Design Automation, Inc., USA
  • October 2004: acquired assets of Monterey Design Systems, Inc., USA (Note: a development division in Armenia)
  • October 18, 2004: acquired Cascade Semiconductor Solutions Inc., USA
  • Nivember 2, 2004: acquired Integrated Systems Engineering AG (ISE), Switzerland, a TCAD company.
  • November 2, 2004: acquired assets of LEDA Design, Inc., USA, a developer of mixed-signal intellectual property. (Note: a development division in Armenia)
  • December 1, 2004: agreement to acquire Nassda Corp., USA, an intergated circuit simulator company and settle the litigation between the two companies

Finance

  • Fiscal year 2004
    • Revenue: 1.09B
    • Employees:4,447
  • Fiscal year 2003
    • Revenue: 1.18B
    • Employees:4,408


Management Team

  • Dr. Aart J. de Geus, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
  • Dr. Chi-Foon Chan, President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Vicki Andrews, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales
  • Dr. Raul Camposano, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and General Manager, Silicon Engineering Group
  • John Chilton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Solutions Group
  • Jan Collinson, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities
  • Dr. Antun Domic, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Implementation Group
  • Manoj Gandhi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Verification Group
  • Jay Greenberg, Senior Vice President, Marketing
  • Deirdre Hanford, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Application Services
  • Rex S. Jackson, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Acting Chief Financial Officer

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