Dr. Pradip K. Dutta    
Dr. Pradip K. Dutta
Corporate Vice President
Synopsys Inc and
The Managing Director
Synopsys (India) Pvt Ltd

Dr. Pradip K. Dutta is a Corporate Vice President of Synopsys Inc. and the Managing Director of its wholly owned subsidiary, Synopsys (India) Private Limited, a world leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software. After repatriating from the US, Dr. Dutta has been heading the India operations of Synopsys since 2000, overseeing the growth from a little over 50 employees to more than 700 highly skilled employee base spread across Bangalore, Hyderabad and Noida. His key focus areas include R & D activity in various aspects of EDA tool development, strengthening industry-academia-government interaction and building strong customer relationships.

Prior to joining Synopsys, Dr. Dutta had started his career with General Motors in the field of automotive electronics and held a variety of positions in engineering and management, both in the US and in the Asia-Pacific region. Some of his most enjoyable projects were working on the first GM electric vehicle, IMPACT, and IC fabrication process transfer program between Hitachi Ltd., Japan and Delco Electronics, Kokomo, Indiana.

Dr. Dutta has earned his B.Tech in Electronics Engineering from IIT Kharagpur followed by MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park under a US government fellowship from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He serves on the Executive Council of several industry bodies including India Semiconductor Association (IESA) and Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC - Karnataka). He also sits on the advisory boards of the Govt. of West Bengal (Ministry of IT), IIT Kharagpur (Advanced VLSI Consortium) and the IIIT Bangalore (Academic Program). Dr. Dutta is a Charter Member of TiE.

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