[Wcsa - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] The contributions of electronic design automation company Synopsys, Inc. in 37 serving the technology industry (1986)


(worldkings.org) Synopsys, Inc. is an American electronic design automation (EDA) company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, that focuses on silicon design and verification, silicon intellectual property and software security and quality. Synopsys supplies tools and services to the semiconductor design and manufacturing industry. Products include tools for logic synthesis and physical design of integrated circuits, simulators for development, and debugging environments that assist in the design of the logic for chips and computer systems.



The company’s milestones: 

1986: Synopsys was founded by Aart de Geus, David Gregory and Bill Krieger in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The company was initially established as Optimal Solutions with a charter to develop and market logic synthesis technology developed by the team at General Electric's Advanced Computer-Aided Engineering Group.

1987: The company changed its name to Synopsys and shifted to Mountain View, California.

1993: To increase the quality of its customer support, Synopsys introduced SOLV-IT!, a 24-hour customer service that combined the company's complete design knowledge database with information retrieval technology.

1994: Synopsys signed a marketing deal with Quickturn Design Systems, allowing the companies to jointly design and market products and to provide each other with software to speed product integration.



2006: The company built a supercomputer using commodity Linux servers and off-the-shelf hardware to develop and run EDA applications with intense computational requirements.

2017: Synopsys established a $100 million strategic investment fund for the Chinese market.

2018: According to the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Synopsys partnered with the People's Liberation Army National Defence University to provide field-programmable gate array design training.

2020: The company launched a cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) software tool, DSO.ai, for chip design. The United States Department of Defense also announced Synopsys as a partner in DARPA’s Automatic Implementation of Secure Silicon (AISS) research program alongside ARM, Boeing, IBM, and other entities focused on developing automated design tools for secure chips.



2022: Synopsys joined Intel’s US Military Aerospace and Government Alliance (USMAG), under which Synopsys supplies secure EDA tools, IP, and design services for the US DoD and other government branches

2023: Synopsys launched Synopsys.ai Copilot in collaboration with Microsoft, leveraging large language models from OpenAI to accelerate the process of semiconductor chip design.

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