Synopsys Inc (SNPS)

About Synopsys, Inc. (SNPS)

Company Description:


Synopsys, Inc., a leader in the Technology sector, specializes in providing software for the design of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems. Notably, it offers tools for automated design and verification of chip designs, facilitating the development of advanced semiconductors.

Founded in 1986 by Dr. Aart J. de Geus and others, Synopsys, Inc. has grown to become a key player in the software infrastructure industry. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States.


Main Product(s):


Synopsys' main offerings include electronic design automation software tools, semiconductor intellectual property, and software security and quality solutions. These products are integral to the design and development of semiconductors and electronic systems.


Short History of Synopsys, Inc:


  • 1986 – Founded by Dr. Aart J. de Geus and others.
  • 1990s – Expanded its product line to include semiconductor IP.
  • 2000s – Diversified into software security and quality solutions.
  • 2010s – Strengthened its market position through various strategic acquisitions.
  • 2023 – Continues to be a leader in electronic design automation and semiconductor IP.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Dr. Aart J. de GeusCo-Founder, Chairman & CEO3.14M48.33M1954
Mr. Sassine GhaziPresident, COO & Director2.5M3.98M1970
Mr. John F. Runkel Jr.General Counsel & Corporate Secretary956.55k2.77M1956
Ms. Shelagh GlaserChief Financial OfficerN/AN/A1964
Mr. Sudhindra KankanwadiSenior VP of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate ControllerN/AN/A1971
Mr. Sriram SitaramanSenior VP & Chief Information OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Ann MinookaChief Marketing OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Jill LarsenChief People OfficerN/AN/A1974
Ms. Deirdre R. HanfordChief Security Officer302.16k126.45k1963
Mr. John KoeterSenior Vice President of Marketing and StrategyN/AN/AN/A

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