Synopsys, Inc. engages in the provision of electronic design automation (EDA) software that engineers use to design and test integrated circuits (ICs). It also offers semiconductor intellectual property (IP) products. It operates through the following segments: Semiconductor and System Design, and Software Integrity. The Semiconductor and System Design segment includes EDA tools, IP products, and System Integration solutions. The Software Integrity segment includes a solution for building security and compliance testing into the customers' software development lifecycle and supply chain. The company was founded by Aart J. de Geus, Bill Krieger, Dave Gregory, and Rick Rudell in December 1986 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.