Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group is a leading developer of optical design and analysis tools, with CODE V® imaging design software, LightTools® illumination design software, and the RSoft products for photonic and optical network design.
In October 2010, Synopsys acquired Optical Research Associates (ORA®), representing Synopsys’ initial move into the optics industry and aligning with the company's strategy to expand its total addressable market into areas that are naturally adjacent to traditional EDA. With the CODE V and LightTools software products, Synopsys is continuing ORA’s long history as an innovator in the development of optical design and analysis software. The Engineering Services group is continuing as the largest independent supplier of optical systems design.
In May 2012, Synopsys acquired RSoft Design Group, expanding the company’s portfolio of optical design and analysis software products. With the RSoft products, Synopsys has augmented the CODE V and LightTools product lines to provide a full spectrum of photonic and optical design solutions.
In February 2014, Synopsys acquired Brandenburg GmbH, maker of the LucidShape line of CAD software for the design and simulation of automotive lighting. The LucidShape products further strengthen Synopsys' existing lighting design and simulation portfolio by offering a more complete set of optical tools for automotive lighting customers.