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New Synopsys General Manager of the Digital Design Group

13th October 2020
Alex Lynn

Synopsys has announced that Shankar Krishnamoorthy has been promoted to GM of the Digital Design Group. Krishnamoorthy, who rejoined Synopsys in 2017, is an electronic design automation veteran with 25 years of experience bringing to market high-value, market-leading physical design and logic synthesis solutions.

Most recently, he was senior vice president of the Digital Implementation group, where he led the development and delivery of Synopsys' game-changing innovations including Fusion Compiler, RTL Architect, 3DIC Compiler and Synopsys TestMAX solutions.

"Shankar has been instrumental in driving our digital design efforts over the past three years and widening our technology lead, resulting in significant customer momentum," said Sassine Ghazi, Chief Operating Officer of Synopsys. "I look forward to working with him as he leads the group into our next phase of innovation and growth."

"The Synopsys Digital Design Group has been at the forefront of leading innovation in the EDA industry to enable our customers to achieve their power, performance and area ambitions in shrinking market windows," said Krishnamoorthy. "I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to lead this outstanding team and work in close partnership with our customers and partners to deliver differentiated products in their markets."

Prior to Synopsys, he worked as GM of IC Design Solutions and head of R&D for IC Implementation at Mentor Graphics, and was founder and CTO of Sierra Design Automation. He holds a master's degree in computer science from the University of Texas and a computer science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

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