Synopsys is a worldwide leading supplier of electronic design automation (EDA) tools and semiconductor intellectual property (IP). These key technologies are used every day by electronic companies around the globe, to design advanced semiconductor chips that power today’s smart electronic products.
Synopsys Belgium, based in Leuven, is an important R&D center developing and supporting EDA and IP technologies for embedded programmable processors integrated in semiconductor chips.
Leuven is the R&D headquarters of the “ASIP Designer” product line, an EDA tool to design application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs). The tool is powering hundreds of chips in exciting electronic products, e.g. for smart vision, wireless communication (4G, 5G, Wi-Fi), network equipment, smart audio and video, hearing aids, and automotive systems. Leuven also hosts the system engineering R&D team of Synopsys’ “Embedded Vision” product line. This is a semiconductor IP product using artificial intelligence techniques to enable smart camera’s and self-driving cars.