25th Anniversary Timeline 

Celebrating 25 Years of Innovation 

1991-1995 The Front End Design Company

Synopsys Founders In 1992, Synopsys went public on the New York Stock Exchange (NASDAQ: SNPS). By the end of 1995, Synopsys had grown its annual revenue to over $265 million. The company increased its ability to serve a growing customer base by establishing offices throughout Asia, including Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China and India, and growing its employee base by more than 10 times to over 1,400 employees. The company also continued to complement its growing product portfolio with strategic acquisitions, including Logic Modeling in 1994.

Synopsys’ quarterly growth through 1995.

Products, Solutions & Technology
Synopsys expanded its product offering with the introduction of Design Analyzer™, Test Compiler, DC Expert™, DC Professional™, Behavioral Compiler, DesignPower™, DesignWare® Libraries, DesignWare® Foundation, DesignWare® Verification IP, LM Hardware Modelers and SmartModel Library.

Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 1993
    • Compiled Designs
  • 1994
    • CADIS
    • Arcad
    • Logic Modeling
  • 1995
    • Silicon Architects
    • Arkos
Customers & Partners
  • Synopsys grew its customer base to include Analog Devices, Bosch, Broadcom, Canon, Cisco Systems, CSR, Cypress, Marvell, MediaTek, nVidia, Qualcomm, Realtek, SGI, and Thomson-CSF.
  • Synopsys continued to establish itself in the semiconductor ecosystem by forging partnerships with ARM, Chartered, TSMC, Altera, and Xilinx.

Standards and Interoperability
Synopsys added support for RTL subsets for Verilog and VHDL™.

Community Relations & University Programs
  • 1994
    • Corporate Giving Committee was formed in Oregon (first committee outside of Synopsys headquarters in Mountain View, California).

User Community

SNUGSynopsys Users Group (SNUG®) program was enhanced and conferences were held in San Jose, Europe and Japan.