Dr. Aart J. de Geus
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Synopsys, Inc.
Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Dr. Aart de Geus has expanded Synopsys from a start-up synthesis enterprise to a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA). Aart has long been considered one of the world's leading experts on logic simulation and logic synthesis. Among the numerous industry honors Dr. de Geus has received was being named Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 1999. He was honored for pioneering the commercial logic synthesis market with the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award in 2001 and in 2007 was awarded the IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal for his "contributions to, and leadership in, the technology and business development of Electronic Design Automation." In 2008, he was presented with the Phil Kaufman Award for distinguished contributions to EDA, and in 2009 he was awarded the GSA "Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.
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