About Synopsys Armenia 

Synopsys Armenia Overview 

Synopsys Armenia closed joint stock company (CJSC) provides R&D and product support in EDA, design for manufacturing (DFM) and the development of semiconductor intellectual property (IP). Synopsys Armenia has been investing in local IT education since 2004 to help provide Armenia with highly qualified IT specialists. Through the Synopsys Armenia Educational Department (SAED), Synopsys Armenia provides technology, tools and resources for teaching and academic research. Under the umbrella of the Synopsys University Program, SAED has developed a competitive curricula based on a proven "Industry/University" Education Model of cooperation between industry and academia. Synopsys Armenia is engaged in a number of successful cooperation programs with major universities in Armenia and the region, such as National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA), Yerevan State University (YSU), Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, European Regional Educational Academy (EREA), and the MIET National Research University of Electronic Technology. The company consistently promotes public interest in the high tech industry among young specialists and students by sponsoring Annual Educational Awards of the Republic of Armenia (RA) President to the best IT students and the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia.

Synopsys Armenia’s investment in the community reaches well beyond IT, with company employees regularly engaging in charity work and volunteer activities. In 2005 National Assembly of The Republic of Armenia proclaimed Synopsys Armenia as the best company in the country. In 2010, Synopsys in Armenia was recognized as one of 12 finalists for the U.S. Secretary of State’s Annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), citing the company’s technology and financial leadership as well as its corporate social responsibility.


Anwar Awad President of Synopsys Armenia

Anwar Awad is the vice president of mixed signal IP development at Synopsys, including high speed serdes, USB PHYs, HDMI and high speed memory interfaces. Anwar is the president of Synopsys Armenia which he helped establish in 2004 and develop into a full R&D center. MORE



Hovik Musayelyan Director of Synopsys Armenia

Dr. Hovik Musayelyan is the Director of Synopsys Armenia CJSC. He also serves as the Director of Synopsys for Armenia Charitable Foundation. Dr. Musayelyan is a member of the Executive Board of the State Engineering University of Armenia, the Board of Trustees of the European Regional Educational Academy as well as the Board of the Yerevan State University. MORE

About “Synopsys for Armenia” Charitable Foundation
The charitable foundation “Synopsys for Armenia” was established by Synopsys Inc. in July 2005. The foundation serves as an effective tool in supporting Synopsys’ R&D operations in Armenia through sponsorship of a number of educational and social initiatives. Its activities are divided into two program sections: educational and social. The Foundation’s educational programs include support to all Synopsys educational programs for ongoing professional engineering education, conducted in cooperation with major Armenia and regional universities. The Foundation also funds the Annual Educational Awards of the Republic of Armenia (RA) President to the best IT students and sponsors various IT-related contests targeting students and young professionals such as Annual Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad. The foundation’s social activities primarily aim to assist the local communities.

Community Involvement
Synopsys places a high value on the partnerships we have developed in the locations where we live as members of the community, and where we do business as a company. Many of Synopsys Armenia employees are active participants of the Synopsys Community Volunteer Program. Examples of employee contributions include arranging a collection of toys and other necessary items for local orphanages, visits to orphanages, arranging orphanage children's art-works exhibition-sales at Synopsys and tree plantings in Yerevan Parks, in cooperation with Armenia Tree Project NGO.

Visits to orphanages
Tree plantings

On December 17, 2014 Christmas Crafts Fair took place with participation of creative and talented synopsoids.

On April 17, 2014 the Easter Crafts Fair took place at Synopsys Armenia main lobby.

On December 12-13, 2013 Synopsys Armenia employees contributed their talent and time to raise money for charity

On December 18-25, 2012 exhibition sale of disabled children and young people art works from PYUNIC was organized at Synopsys Armenia for the second time.

On December 11-13, 2012 charitable book sale was organized at Synopsys Armenia main lobby.

During May 2012, Synopsys Armenia raised money to fund eye surgeries for local children in need. Fundraising was dedicated to Synopsys' 25th anniversary.

On December 14-16, 2011 exhibition sale of disabled children and young people art works from PYUNIC was organized at Synopsys Armenia

During October 2011, charitable money raising event with a slogan "2$ from each Employee" was organized at Synopsys Armenia.

On December 22 and December 23, 2010 an exhibition sale of disabled children art works from Prkutyun NGO was organized at Synopsys Armenia CJSC.

On September 3, 2010 Synopsys Armenia CSJC opened a computer classroom at the PYUNIC Armenian Association for the Disabled.

On May 19, 2010 the Step by Step Benevolent Foundation organized a charitable sale of books for children in the R&D center of Synopsys Armenia CJSC.

On June 1, 2009 Synopsys Armenia and Armenian State Youth Orchestra (chief conductor Sergey Smbatyan) signed a Memorandum of Understanding about joint fulfillment of events. This MOU signing is another demonstration of Synopsys Armenia fulfilling the corporate values as a good corporate citizen, and intends to widely disseminate cultural wealth in the community.

In 2007 our program included cleanup of the Pantheon public park next to the new Synopsys Armenia site.

The Synopsys Community Champion Award for 2008 went to Synopsys Armenia. Dr. Gayane Markosyan, Senior University Program Coordinator at Synopsys Armenia (Marketing and Business Development Group) awarded with the Synopsys Community Champion Award for 2008.

As we continue to invest in our program in the current year, we want to take this opportunity to express our thanks and appreciation for the incredible results achieved by our employees, our partners and the numerous other stakeholders in our local community.