Dubai Silicon Oasis, the region’s premier integrated innovations hub for high-tech industries, hosted a high-ranking delegation from Synopsys, world leaders in electronic design automation (EDA), to explore technology development opportunities for the region.
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, with more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India, Synopsys offers designers and manufacturers a comprehensive integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and FPGA solutions. The company has already been providing Dubai Circuit Design (DCD) Centre at DSO with EDA tools for various award winning chip designs.
Dr. Mohammed Al Zarouni, Vice Chairman & CEO of DSOA received the Synopsys delegation, which was led by Synopsys Chairman & CEO Aart de Geus, and included John Chilton, senior vice president of marketing and business development, and Christian Mahler, director of sales.
Discussions focused on developing and strengthening the collaboration between DSOA and Synopsys to enhance the technology industry in Dubai, particularly chip design at Dubai Circuit Design Center (DCD), the region’s first design centre for the physical implementation of advanced integrated circuits and fully owned by DSOA.
Dr. Mohammed Al Zarouni said: “At Dubai Silicon Oasis, we are constantly exploring methods to expand our business portfolio and enhance productivity within the technology sector in the UAE. Leading players such as Synopsys have a crucial role in this endeavor and we believe the synergy resulting from this partnership will help us achieve significant milestones that will positively impact the industry in the region.”
Aart de Geus said: “Our meeting with officials at Dubai Silicon Oasis was insightful. As the region continues to develop its technology sector, we can expect to see an array of options for expanding business and participating in the region’s growth.”
A wholly-owned entity of Dubai Government, Dubai Silicon Oasis operates as a free zone technology park for the semiconductor, microelectronic and other high technology-based companies looking to set up their regional headquarters and R&D facilities in the Middle East and Africa region.
About Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSOA)
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (dso.ae), a 100% owned entity by the Government of Dubai is a free zone, strategically placed on the Emirates road. DSOA's urban master-planned community spans 7.2 square kilometers of state of the art office towers, R&D and industrial zones, educational institutions, luxury apartments, villas, hotels, healthcare and a full range of lifestyle facilities which translate into a dynamic commercial and social environment. Businesses can flourish under the unrivalled package of incentives, including 100% ownership, and high end IT infrastructure that allows companies to begin operating immediately.
Dubai Circuit Design (dcd.ae) Center focuses on delivering physical design services for U.S., European, and Asian customers with a worldwide sales force. DCD aims to become the leading regional force in chip design innovation using state-of-the-art EDA tools, flows, and methodologies to implement ICs in 90 nanometers (nm) and below.