Synopsys Establishes Simulation Tools Group
Mountain View, Calif.--March 16, 1998--Synopsys, Inc. (Mountain View, Calif.) announced the formation of a new business unit to focus on the growing demand for its high-performance, simulation-based verification solutions.
The merger between Synopsys and Viewlogic Systems in December1997 brought together the critical technologies for complex ICs. DaveBurow, senior vice president reporting to Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys, now heads the simulation tools group.
Reporting to Burow is Manoj Gandhi, vice president of engineering,and Mark Milligan, vice president of marketing. Burow, Gandhi,and Milligan previously held senior management positions withinViewlogic's ASIC Group. Burow was senior vice president of Viewlogic'sASIC group; Gandhi was director of engineering for Viewlogic'sChronologic VCS product line; and Milligan was general manager ofViewlogic's Sunrise test unit.
The simulation tools group combines the development, marketing, andsupport of Chronologic VCS, the Verilog simulator; VMC, the Verilog modelcompiler; Cyclone VHDL, the VHDL simulator; and VHDL System Simulator (VSS), the VHDL simulator integrated with Design Compiler.
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