Synopsys Portugal


Synopsys Portugal

Synopsys Portugal

SNPS Portugal, Unipessoal, Lda, a company at the forefront of Smart Everything with the world’s most advanced technologies for chip design, verification, IP integration, software security and quality testing.

The company’s main markets are Data Centre, AI Chips, Automotive, Mobile/5G, Hyper-Converged, Aerospace & Defence and Enterprise Software. In recent years, SNPS has been developing Academic Programmes, providing universities and research institutions with access to the software tools and technology needed to prepare highly qualified graduates.

In this context, its contribution to the Agenda will be centred on the qualification and training of the sector, through the training of around 100 employees in new technologies in the area of microelectronics.

what they are

developing as part of the Microelectronics Agenda

Portugal and Europe are currently facing a serious shortage of highly qualified resources, leading senior technicians, particularly in Microelectronic Engineering, to move to other countries, thus reducing the capacity of members to respond to the needs of the microelectronic ecosystem.

In addition, Europe is clearly committed to attracting production capacity in this area, as demonstrated by the proposed “European Chips Act”, and Portugal can and should present itself as a player in this area.
R&H training enables these new resources not only to increase the volume of economic activity, but also to adopt new production processes with greater technological intensity and added value.

The actions to be developed will focus on the development of specific skills for the Microelectronics Industry, namely in the design of digital and analogue integrated circuits, including the theoretical and methodological principles of the process, as well as practical work with industry tools.

During the implementation of the Agenda, Synopsys intends to integrate and train around 100 human resources through the promotion, in Porto and Lisbon, of:

  • 10 Training academies
  • 6 Workshops, focusing on the theoretical component
  • 6 Bootcamps, focused on the practical component
  • 2 customised courses focusing on specific topics.
Services provided

and product categories

Synopsys operates in the field of microelectronics and offers a wide range of services and products related to this area. Some of the services and product categories that Synopsys offers in the field of microelectronics include:

Synopsys provides a variety of software tools for designing and verifying integrated circuits, such as ASICs and FPGA. This includes simulation, synthesis, verification, test and many other tools needed in the design flow.

The company offers reusable IP, such as CPU IP blocks, memory IP and other IP blocks essential for the design of systems on chip (SoCs) and ASICs. This area is particularly relevant in Synopsys’ development centre in Portugal – a significant part of the human resources work on this type of product

Synopsys also offers consultancy services to help customers optimise their microelectronics projects. In addition, they provide training for electronic design professionals in their tools and technologies.

Given the growing importance of cyber security in electronic devices, Synopsys offers security solutions to help identify and mitigate vulnerabilities in hardware and software.

Synopsys develops advanced hardware verification solutions to ensure that microelectronics designs meet quality and safety standards.

The company provides design analysis tools to help optimise performance, power consumption and area in microelectronics designs.


where they are present in the world

As a global company, it operates in almost every market where there are companies associated with microelectronics. Because of the penetration of its tools and products into the semiconductor and microelectronics design and manufacturing chain, it plays a significant role in the industry, and there is always some participation, although small, in the overwhelming majority of final products that reach users, particularly in the most technologically advanced ones. Some of the main markets where Synopsys is present include:

IndústrSemiconductor Industry

Synopsys provides tools and software solutions for semiconductor companies that design and manufacture integrated chips for a variety of applications, including consumer electronics, automotive, communications and more.

Aerospace and Defence

The company is also present in the aerospace and defence market, where critical and highly reliable systems depend on advanced microelectronics components.

Communication Technology

The company plays an important role in the development of communication technologies, such as 5G, which require high-performance microelectronics components.


Synopsys responds to the needs of industrial companies that use microelectronics technology in their automation and control processes.

Consumer electronics

Synopsys products are widely used in the design of consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, digital cameras and other popular electronic devices.

Health and Life Sciences

The company also provides solutions for medical devices and health-related technology.


Synopsys operates in the automotive industry, providing solutions for on-board electronic systems in vehicles, including safety, infotainment and automation systems.

Energy Sector

Synopsys plays a role in the design of electronic circuits for energy systems, including renewable energy and power electronics.


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