Doing business in Vietnam since 2005, Synopsys opened its first office in the country in 2016. Today, we have four offices across Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Of the 500 employees there, approximately 400 are in R&D roles. We have also been invited by ministries to become a “trusted advisor” to the Vietnam government, supporting semiconductor training and research efforts.
Through our collaboration with Da Nang, Synopsys will provide our University Software Program, which includes software, curriculum, educational resources, and a “train the trainers” offering to support the IC Design Incubation Center. Synopsys also plans to introduce the center to semiconductor organizations, businesses, and corporations in the U.S. and around the world in support of the city’s mission to develop the Vietnamese semiconductor ecosystem and participate more deeply in the global semiconductor supply chain. Complementing these efforts, Synopsys will collaborate with Da Nang to develop and implement workforce development projects for the Vietnamese semiconductor industry.
The aim behind the collaboration with NIC is to not only cultivate an advanced IC design workforce but also facilitate the start-up design community in Vietnam. Synopsys will provide its University Software Program. As part of its work to set up the center over the next three years, the NIC will invest in the IT prototyping and emulation infrastructure, including using Synopsys’ advanced technologies in these areas. Synopsys also plans to connect Vietnamese engineers trained at the NIC IC design center with job opportunities, support NIC’s participation in the global semiconductor supply chain, and work with NIC in the development and implementation of workforce development projects for the Vietnamese semiconductor industry.