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Synopsys, Inc.

Broad-line supplier of EDA, IP and software testing tools.


Synopsys is the largest of the Big Three EDA suppliers by revenue and a major supplier of semiconductor IP.

Founded in 1986, Synopsys develops a complete flow of EDA software, from initial design and system modeling through verification and design for manufacturability. The company also provides tools for early software prototyping and virtualization, and for determining the integrity of software that runs on hardware across a variety of vertical markets. It also develops tools for optical communication and TCAD, and IP ranging from standard interfaces to memory controllers and audio subsystems. Target markets are IoT, including wearables and smart medical devices, automotive/autonomous vehicles, and security.

The company’s license structure ranges from renewable TSLs to term licenses and perpetual licenses.

Synopsys also offers design consulting services and cloud-based services. It is the first EDA company to cross the $2 billion revenue threshold.

Executive Insight: Aart de Geus
Synopsys’ chairman and co-CEO looks into the future of Moore’s Law, security, the Internet of Smart Everything, and new opportunities around software.

  • HQ: Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Web: URL
  • Other names: Synopsys
  • Type: Company