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SNUG India Celebrates 18th Year With Record Gathering of Semiconductor Design Community

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Dr. Aart de Geus, Synopsys Chairman and Co-CEO, Kicked off the Annual Two-Day User Event

Bangalore, July 17, 2017 – Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that it has hosted its 18th annual Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) conference in India to help engineers better address the productivity challenges they face when designing chips and electronic systems. The conference has become the industry’s premier gathering of semiconductor professionals in India. Synopsys tool, IP and software users attended the two-day conference on July 12th and 13th at the Leela Palace in Bangalore. Launched in 2000, SNUG India is part of a global program that began in 1991 and currently includes 15 user conferences worldwide with more than 10,000 participants annually.

SNUG India 2017 featured user papers plus presentations on design synthesis, low-power implementation and verification, test, mixed-signal verification, IP integration, emulation, virtual prototyping, FPGA-based prototyping. This user-driven event promotes strong engagement among semiconductor professionals and provides a platform for sharing best practices and methodologies in semiconductor design. SNUG worldwide is driven by its mission to enable designers to learn, interact and participate. This year’s event featured new electronic design automation (EDA) solutions and design techniques for physical implementation, verification, custom design and IP to meet the immense challenges posed by designing semiconductor electronics at 7nm and below.

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In his opening keynote address, Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and co-chief executive officer at Synopsys, spoke about “silicon to software to smart everything” becoming the stimulus that is driving the next wave of innovation. He described Synopsys’ unique ability to partner with the semiconductor industry in the quest to produce innovative future designs especially in the age of digital intelligence.

“After computation for 20 years and mobility for 15 years, we are now entering the era of digital intelligence. Digital intelligence will massively change the world, and we are in the midst of this. It changes the world in every possible aspect that you can think of. Wearables, things in your home, your car―everything will be touched,” said Dr. de Geus.

Dr. Pradip K. Dutta, group vice president and managing director of Synopsys India and Sri Lanka, said, “SNUG has become the leading forum for the electronic design engineering community to connect with each other, and to interact with Synopsys executives and technologists. This year we had pioneering keynotes from our chairman and co-CEO as well as from our partner, STMicroelectronics, on why digital intelligence matters and why semiconductors will play a pivotal role in digital era.”

In his keynote address on “Sand to Cloud: Can India Ride ‘Smart X’ Wave,” Vivek Sharma, managing director at STMicroelectronics, spoke about accelerating the momentum of making almost everything smarter while bringing together the diverse players of our vast ecosystem in an unprecedented way. “Semiconductors today play a pivotal role across various verticals like smart driving, smart industry, smart cities and homes. India has a huge opportunity to play in the digital era and make the most of the smart wave.”

A conference of this breadth would not be successful without industry ecosystem participation. SNUG India 2017 Platinum Sponsors are ARM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Samsung and TSMC.



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