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Synopsys joins hands with SHTP to train IC design manpower

By Le Hoang

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HCMC – Synopsys, one of the world’s leading providers of electronic design automation solutions and services, has cut a deal with the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP) to train integrated circuit (IC) design manpower.

Under the agreement signed on August 26, Synopsys will help SHTP establish an IC design center based on the former’s advanced technology that will develop support programs for universities to train advanced IC design talent in Vietnam.

“The chip design center is aimed at nurturing future chip designers while they are still studying at university,” said Nguyen Anh Thi, representative of SHTP.

The partnership between SHTP and Synopsys will facilitate semiconductor development in Vietnam, he added.

The center will be in charge of receiving software and technology and offering in-depth training courses to students of IC design, Thi said.

Robert Li, vice chairman of Synopsys for the Taiwanese and South Asian region, said that the chip production sector is facing a severe shortage of laborers, so the cooperation will partially help Vietnam, with a young workforce, tackle the challenge.

“We hope the cooperation with SHTP will not only provide our partner with new technology, but also develop and nourish young chip design talent, and foster Vietnam’s semiconductor growth,” Li said.

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