Aart J. de Geus

Co-Founder at Synopsys, Inc.

Aart J. de Geus

Aart J. de Geus

Co-Founder at Synopsys, Inc.

Biography

Founder of Synopsys, Inc., Aart J. de Geus currently is Chairman & Co-Chief Executive Officer at this company. He is also Member of TechNet and on the board of 5 other companies. He previously was Manager-Advanced Computer & Aided Engineering at General Electric Co. He received a graduate degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and a doctorate from Southern Methodist University.

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Career Highlights

Synopsys, Inc.
Synopsys Outreach Foundation

RelSci Relationships

1459

Number of Boards

7

Birthday

1955

Age

65

Number of Awards

3

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President & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Synopsys, Inc.

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Strategic Advisor at Sumeru Equity Partners LP

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Chief Executive Officer at ARM, Inc.

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Advisor at Alexander Hutton Ventures

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at SVB Financial Group

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Chief Executive Officer at Applied Materials, Inc.

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Charter Fellow at National Academy of Inventors

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer at NortonLifeLock

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Vice Chairman at The Global Semiconductor Alliance

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Synopsys, Inc.
Education
Masters in Electrical Engineering
Class of 1978
Ph.D.

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

MS Electrical Engineering

EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and staff from over 120 nations. A dynamic environment, open to Switzerland and the world, EPFL is centered on its three missions: teaching, research and technology transfer. EPFL works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology, developing and emerging countries, secondary schools and colleges, industry and economy, political circles and the general public, to bring about real impact for society.

Career History
Co-Founder
Current

Synopsys, Inc. engages in the provision of software products and consulting services in the electronic design automation industry. The firm operates through the following segments: Semiconductor and System Design, and Software Integrity. It provides intellectual property products, which are pre-designed circuits that engineers use as components of larger chip designs, as well as software and hardware that are used to develop the electronic systems that incorporate chips and the software that runs on the circuits. It also offers technical services to support the customers in industries such as electronics, financial services, energy, and industrials for developing chips and electronic systems. The company was founded by Aart J. de Geus, Bill Krieger, Dave Gregory, and Rick Rudell in December 1986 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Founder
1999 - ?
Manager, Advanced Computer & Aided Engineering
1982 - 1986

General Electric Co. is a technology and financial services company. It operates through the following segments: Power, Renewable Energy, Aviation, Healthcare, and Capital. The Power segment offers technologies, solutions, and services related to energy production, which includes gas and steam turbines, generators, and power generation services. The Renewable Energy segment provides wind turbine platforms, hardware & software, offshore wind turbines, solutions, products & services to hydropower industry, blades for onshore & offshore wind turbines, and high voltage equipment. The Aviation segment provides jet engines & turboprops for commercial airframes, maintenance, component repair, and overhaul services, as well as replacement parts, additive machines & materials, and engineering services. The Healthcare segment provides healthcare technologies in medical imaging, digital solutions, patient monitoring, and diagnostics, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance enhancement solutions. The Capital segment leases & finances aircraft, aircraft engines and helicopters, and also provides financial and underwriting solutions. The company was founded by Thomas Alva Edison in 1878 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
Current

Global Semiconductor Alliance is an American private company located in Dallas, TX. The firm provides information on and organizes events for the semiconductor industry in order to ensure growth and profitability of the industry. It was founded by Jodi Shelton, she is the current CEO of the firm.The company says this about itself: GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish a profitable and sustainable semiconductor ecosystem. This expanding ecosystem encompasses semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. As a leading semiconductor and technology industry organization, we offer an efficient and strategic platform for thought leadership. GSA has an impressive global footprint representing over 25 countries and 250 corporate members, including 100 public companies. As a result of our unique, neutral platform, our membership ranges from the most exciting, emerging companies to semiconductor industry stalwarts and technology leaders. Our members now represent 70 percent of the $450B plus semiconductor industry.

Member, Executive Council
Prior

TechNet was founded in 1997 by high-tech’s leading CEOs to create a network of the nation’s strongest voices in the industry to unite with both federal and state leaders in helping to shape the public policies that impact the technology industries. TechNet continues to actively promote policies that strengthen the nation’s innovation-driven global competitiveness as well as create private sector initiatives that will ensure U.S. competitiveness and economic leadership. TechNet’s mission is to serve as the voice and advocate of the innovation economy by uniting CEOs and Senior Executives with leading policy makers in a bipartisan effort to sustain and advance America’s global leadership in technology and innovation.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $25K
2018

Southern Methodist University is a private university near the center of Dallas. SMU offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs through seven schools in the humanities and sciences, business, the performing, visual, and communication arts, engineering, education and human development, law, and theology.

$50K - $100K
2009

Housing Trust Silicon Valley provides real estate services. Its programs include homeownership assistance, multifamily loans, homelessness prevention and assistance, Guardino affordable housing scholarship, and neighborhood stabilization program. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Political Donations
$2,600
2015

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$2,600
2013

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

$5,000
2012

Former President of United States

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
2013
Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame
2009
Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award
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