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Aart J. De Geus Edit Profile

chairman , founder , Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys Incorporated

Aart de Geus co-founded Synopsys in 1986 an then has expanded the company from a start-up enterprise to the world leader in electronic design automation.

Dr. de Geus has long been considered one of the world's leading experts on logic synthesis and simulation, and frequently keynotes major conferences in Electronics and Design Automation. He is the recipient of numerous industry and community honors.


As a co-founder of Synopsys, Dr. de Geus has led Synopsys for 25 years, and is considered a pioneer in the Electronic Design Automation industry.

He is also heavily involved in education for the next generation, having created the Synopsys Outreach Foundation in 1999, which promotes project-based science and math learning throughout Silicon Valley.


  • Co-founded Synopsys, created the Synopsys Outreach Foundation