Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software quality and security solutions.
Synopsys established its operations in Colombo in 2015, and since then the R&D team has grown to approximately 100 engineers involved in the research, design and development of key EDA technologies and products that enable ‘Smart, Secure Everything from Silicon to Software’ in the global electronics market. The Sri Lanka operation is engaged in R&D activities across core EDA, and its objective is to grow in advanced technology areas such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to embrace the era of ‘smart everything’.
Synopsys Inc, has announced it is investing in R&D capabilities in its Sri Lanka operations. To extend its local R&D capabilities, Synopsys is working with the University of Moratuwa, the University of Peradeniya and the University of Ruhuna to build very-large-scale integration (VLSI) and electronic design automation (EDA) skill sets to help graduating engineers meet ever-evolving challenges in semiconductor design, EDA, semiconductor IP and software security and quality.
Synopsys has evolved from its roots as a start-up logic synthesis enterprise in 1986 to being the world leader in EDA and one of the world’s largest software companies, employing more than 11,000 employees in more than 100 offices. The company was founded by Dr. Aart de Geus, one of the world’s leading experts on logic synthesis and simulation. Dr. de Geus is known throughout the electronics and semiconductor industries for his technical, business and community achievements, with multiple awards including Electronic Business Magazine’s ‘CEO of the Year’, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council Hall of Fame Award and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Pradip K. Dutta - Corporate Vice President of Synopsys. Inc. and the Managing Director of its wholly owned subsidiary, Synopsys (India) Private Limited said that “We are building up competence in verification technology, which is core to EDA software. We plan to continue to invest and develop expertise in Sri Lanka as part of our R&D presence in South Asia.”
“Sri Lanka is the latest addition to our worldwide R&D operations, and we are impressed with the engineering talent here. We are collaborating with academia in Sri Lanka and across our operations in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific, allowing us to further strengthen our global R&D footprint,” said Dr. Aart de Geus.
Speaking on the growth potential in Sri Lanka, Farazy Fahmy – Director of Research and Development at Synopsys said, “We are hiring and developing talent, investing in state-of-the-art facilities, and partnering with universities to build VLSI and EDA expertise.”