Synopsys today announced its collaboration with Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP) to advance IC design talent in Vietnam, with Synopsys supporting SHTP's establishment of a chip design center through donations from its University Software Program. The collaboration aims to cultivate advanced IC design talent and facilitate semiconductor development in Vietnam.
Dr Robert Li, Synopsys Sales Vice President of Taiwan and South Asia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on August 26 with Dr Nguyen Anh Thi, President of SHTP in Vietnam. Through Synopsys Academic & Research Alliances (SARA), Synopsys will provide its University Software Program, which includes curriculum, educational resources, and "Train the Trainers" program to the SHTP for setting up its chip design center. SHTP will invest in the IT infrastructure of setting up the design center in the next three years.
"Synopsys is known for its industry-leading semiconductor design software, IP and software security solutions," said Nguyen Anh Thi. "The collaboration for SHTP chip design center in Vietnam can benefit from the company's world-class design technology by cultivating our future chip designers with the latest industry trends while they are still in school. The cooperation can also help facilitate the development of Vietnam's semiconductor industry."
"SHTP is the innovation hub of Vietnam's high-tech industry and we are happy to support SHTP's establishment of chip design center with Synopsys advanced technology and University program initiatives," said Robert Li. "Throughout recent years, Synopsys has introduced many innovative technologies to our Vietnam partners to help them strengthen IC design capability and shorten time-to-market. We hope the collaboration with SHTP will not only bring new technologies to our partners in Vietnam, but also cultivate young talent and help thrust the development of Vietnam semiconductor industry."
SHTP has become the economic, technological, and intellectual base of Ho Chi Minh City and the Southern Economic Region of Vietnam in recent years. SHTP chip design center is authorized to welcome lectures from three universities belonging to Vietnam National University at HCM City, including HCM City University of Technology, University of Science and University of Information Technology, to attend the Synopsys train the trainers program and also do the training at SHTP chip design center, according to the MoU.
Synopsys is committed to helping the Vietnam semiconductor industry cultivate its IC design talent through ongoing cooperation with both academia and business. Li added that "The successful development of the semiconductor industry requires teamwork among government, research universities and entrepreneurs collaborating together. Synopsys will work closely with the SHTP to help fortify semiconductor industry development and further its leadership in the region."
Dr Robert Li (frond left), Synopsys Sales Vice President of Taiwan and South Asia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on August 26 with Dr Nguyen Anh Thi (front right), President of SHTP in Vietnam.