UofG advanced software tools deliver economic impacts for tech giant Synopsys

UofG Technology Computer-Aided Design (TCAD) software has brought economic impacts to Synopsys Inc. by reducing the development time and costs associated with the design of next-generation silicon semiconductor products, resulting in 5−10% annual growth in Synopsys’ TCAD revenue.

Gold Standard Simulations was a UofG spin-out company that pioneered silicon semiconductor design using TCAD. Following six years of successful operation, increasing customer traction and associated expansion, Gold Standard Simulations was acquired by Synopsys Inc., a multinational company and global leader in electronic design automation, in 2016. The TCAD tools are important contributors to UK technology exports. Local economic impact has been generated by establishing a Glasgow-based Synopsys office and operations, increasing the Gold Standard Simulations workforce by 20% and UofG Alumni providing specialist skilled TCAD workforce for Synopsys as it creates over 16 Masters and Doctoral level jobs for highly skilled and highly trained staff in Scotland.