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Mountain View, CA (US)
10000+ employees
Company - Public (SNPS)
Computer Hardware & Software
₹100 to ₹500 billion (INR) per year
Smart, Secure Everything—From Silicon to Software

Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way we live and work. The Internet of Things. Autonomous cars. Wearables. Smart medical devices. Secure financial services ... Read more

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Synopsys – Why Work With Us?

Synopsys technology is at the heart of innovations that are changing the way we work and play. Autonomous vehicles. Artificial intelligence. The cloud. 5G. These breakthroughs are ushering in the era of Smart, Secure Everything―where devices are getting smarter, everything’s connected, and everything must be secure. 

Powering this new era of digital innovation are advanced silicon chips and exponentially growing amounts of software content―all working together, smartly and securely. Synopsys is at the forefront of Smart, Secure Everything with the world’s most advanced technologies for chip design and verification, IP integration, and software security and quality testing. We help our customers innovate from silicon to software so they can deliver Smart, Secure Everything. 

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With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organizations optimize security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle.

Synopsys helps development teams build secure, high-quality software, minimizing risks while maximizing speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognized leader in application security, provides static analysis, software composition analysis, and dynamic analysis solutions that enable teams to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities and defects in proprietary code, open source components, and application behavior. With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organizations optimize security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle. 

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At Synopsys we talk a lot about commitment, and about what it takes to be a great, enduring company. A key element of Synopsys' success is our strong set of core values: Integrity, Execution Excellence and Leadership. We adhere to these principles because they are right, and because they achieve results.

To Our Stockholders, Business Partners And Employees:

Our first commitment is to our customers. Synopsys is dedicated to enabling its customers to design remarkable chips by delivering the most complete semiconductor design solution through a combination of software, services and intellectual property. Customer satisfaction is Synopsys' most critical measure. We track success "one chip at a time."

For its stockholders, Synopsys is committed to managing its business skillfully and in accordance with all legal and ethical requirements, and to reporting its results with accuracy and candor. We believe great companies sustain growth and strong profitability over time, and opt for the long-term health of the enterprise rather than focusing only on short-term gain.

For its employees, Synopsys is committed to fostering an environment that treats people with respect, honesty and professionalism. We strive to develop the best in all of our employees, and to provide an environment that encourages corporate and personal growth.

Finally, Synopsys is committed to partnering with the communities in which we work. Every year, Synopsys reaches out to local communities with resources and employee leadership to support education, science programs and a variety of other activities.

Synopsys is proud to be a technology and community leader. We look forward to sustaining that leadership by fulfilling our commitments with energy, skill and integrity.

Aart de Geus
Chairman and CEO

Synopsys Community Affairs embodies the company’s values by implementing worldwide philanthropic strategies that strengthen local communities, encourage employee engagement and inspire a new generation of technology leaders. 

Synopsys maximizes our Community Affairs efforts by engaging the creativity and energy of our dynamic employees through our Synopsys Shares program. Employees are empowered to organize volunteer projects and giving campaigns as well as participate in the employee matching gift program, allowing them to have a greater positive impact on the communities where they live and work. 

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As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor intellectual property (IP), Synopsys offers Internship opportunities to make a significant difference within the walls of our billion-dollar company and upon the world as a whole. It all starts with a culture built on integrity and a commitment to help semiconductor and electronics companies around the world accelerate their innovation. 

Internship FAQ

  • Who qualifies as an Intern?
    Undergraduate or graduate students (Bachelors, Masters or PhD) who are enrolled on at least a half-time basis at an accredited college or university. Typically, a student should have achieved sophomore status before being considered for an assignment. A student may be required to provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university program upon request prior to employment. Candidates currently on student visas, (F-1, J or Practical Training) are also encouraged to apply.
  • Where are Internships located?
    Internship opportunities are offered throughout many Synopsys offices worldwide. Available locations include, but are not limited to, Mountain View, CA; San Francisco, CA; Hillsboro, OR; Bangalore, India; Asia-Pac; and various locations in Europe.
  • What opportunities are offered?
    Students may find opportunities in Infrastructure areas such as Information Technology, Enterprise Information Systems, Finance, Legal, Marketing or Human Resources. Research and Development opportunities can be found in the areas of Software Engineering, IP, Verification, Test, Timing, Synthesis, Design for Manufacturing, FPGA or Mixed Signal/Analog.
  • How long is an Internship?
    Average duration of an Internship is three (3) months. Synopsys offers Internship opportunities throughout the year, with most positions available in the summer.
  • What benefits do Interns receive?
    • Competitive salary
    • Holiday pay
    • Real world work experience and research opportunities
    • Exposure to EDA and semiconductor IP technology
    • Opportunity to work with engineering and business experts
  • How do I find and apply for an Internship?
    Please visit our Careers page to access a database that is searchable by type and location. Internships can be found in the Functional Areas under the heading "Intern".
  • What is the Synopsys University Program?
    The Synopsys Worldwide University Program has been providing technology, tools, and resources for teaching and academic research since 1986. By offering industry-leading EDA and semiconductor IP technology at discounted prices to universities worldwide, Synopsys is ensuring that our customers and the industry are fully prepared to meet the design challenges of the future. Please visit the University Program page for more information.

Synopsys Reviews

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    "Working with the compiler team as a Senior R&D Engineer I"

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    Quality of work is very good and I mean it. If you are in Verification group, you will have to have good knowledge of writing quality code, very good debugging skills and hands on experience on vim and unix shell; Competitive compensation with good breakups and other facilities. Great minds among which you will work. A very chill work environment.


    Not much festivity around in the office compared to other companies. No meal options

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Synopsys (Hsinchu (Taiwan)) in June 2019.


    There was a technical phone interview at first. The questions asked included basic programming language concepts, algorithms, object oriented design, etc. Non of the questions were difficult, I think, but it's better to answer it completely as you can. The on-site interview started with an examination in paper , followed by a group interview with the team members, and finally an 1:1 interview with the manager. The exam is easier than my expectation. The difficulty is between Leetcode's easy and medium levels. During the interview phase, they asked a lot of behavioral questions, rather than technical questions, which impressed me. To sum up, I'm satisfied with the interview process and the salary they paid.

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Synopsys Awards & Accolades

  • The Best Enterprise Software Companies And CEOs To Work For In 2013,, 2013
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2011
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