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The Smart Techie was renamed Siliconindia India Edition starting Feb 2012 to continue the nearly two decade track record of excellence of our US edition.

April - 2010 - issue > Cover Story

SYNOPSYS In India Powering the EDA Domain

Jayakishore Bayadi
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Jayakishore Bayadi

Synopsys is indeed a remarkable success story in India’s technology development history. The company’s local presence had a humble beginning in 1995 as a remote test and quality assurance centre for global R&D with just 15 people in a small office in Bangalore. Since then, the company has been successful in establishing strong product leadership, deep customer intimacy, operational excellence, and innovation in the EDA, or electronic design automation, domain. Today Synopsys India has world-class R&D and field offices, employing more than 800 people in three sites - Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Noida. These sites support local and global sales, and
partner with a variety of product teams across the globe. Synopsys India has become a full-fledged corporate entity that includes representation from every business unit and makes a significant contribution to Synopsys’ global revenue.

Dr.Chi-Foon Chan, Synopsys President and COO, was in India recently to recognize the 15th anniversary of Synopsys in the region. Chan played an instrumental role in setting up Synopsys in Bangalore and is proud to celebrate with the employees of Synopsys India. He has reason to feel good. “There were challenges, as we had to build from scratch. There were also many milestones that gave us a boost to grow further. To grow to this level, we had to stay on top of the trends. We monitor designs in our annual user group survey, and worldwide the number of designs at 65 nanometers and below constitutes about 26 percent of total designs. In terms of design complexity, it’s the same in India as it is in Silicon Valley,” says Chan with a grin.

Synopsys was originally founded in the U.S. in 1986 by Dr. Aart J. de Geus. When Chan later joined the company, they worked together to realize a vision of making their company the technology leader in the EDA space. Today, Synopsys software is essential to the development of complex chips and systems. The power of millions of transistors found in even the smallest electronics systems can only be harnessed with sophisticated EDA tools. That’s where Synopsys’ prowess comes in. Synopsys’ areas of expertise include design implementation, verification, intellectual property (IP) cores, manufacturing, and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions. Their products help address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today. “Design implementation is our core competency and Synopsys solutions are the preferred
choice for designers,” informs Chan.

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