Synopsys Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marking Expansion of Team in Belfast

BELFAST, Ireland, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today will host a ribbon cutting ceremony from 12:00 to 14:00 BST to commemorate the opening of a new facility and the expansion of the team in Belfast, which supports the advancements of Black Duck by Synopsys. The event will bring together members of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group leadership team, Invest Northern Ireland leadership, and the media to celebrate continued expansion in Northern Ireland – a testament to the growing industry need for open source security research and vulnerability analysis.

In December 2017, Synopsys acquired Black Duck Software for $544 million net of cash. Following the acquisition, Black Duck by Synopsys has continued its growth trajectory – supporting the broader Software Integrity Platform and customers around the globe.

"As our team continues to expand in Northern Ireland, so too does our strategic vision," said Christopher Fearon, head of the Black Duck by Synopsys Open Source Security Research Group. "The team's innovation and research efforts continue to provide valuable industry insights. More importantly, in coordination with the broader research and development efforts within the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, we're driving positive change in the industry as we consistently and relentlessly work to improve the global state of software security."

Invest Northern Ireland CEO Alastair Hamilton will be in attendance to show continued support for the Synopsys Belfast expansion efforts and economic developments within the region.

Belfast is home to the Black Duck by Synopsys Center for Open Source Research & Innovation (COSRI). Through cutting-edge research, innovation, information, and education, COSRI works closely with the open source community to ensure a vibrant and secure open source ecosystem. Learn more about COSRI research.

"As part of Synopsys, Black Duck goes from strength to strength and we are delighted that the company's growth and development in Belfast is progressing as planned," said Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI's chief executive. "Northern Ireland is enjoying a growing international reputation as a region of expertise and knowledge in cyber security and the Black Duck by Synopsys team is making a valuable contribution to this cluster." 


The Belfast event is free to attend and will take place on Thursday, 13 September, welcoming media from 12:00 until 14:00 BST. The location of the event is:

Synopsys Belfast
Synopsys Northern Europe Ltd.
7 Donegal Square West
Belfast BT1 6JH
United Kingdom

The event agenda is as follows: 
12:00 – Introduction from Christopher Fearon, head of the Black Duck Open Source Security Research Group
12:15 – Synopsys Belfast expansion announcements
12:30 – Official opening ceremony with Black Duck by Synopsys leadership team
13:00 – Refreshments and networking lunch

About the Synopsys Software Integrity Platform

Synopsys helps development teams build secure, high-quality software, minimizing risks while maximizing speed and productivity. Synopsys, a recognized leader in application security, provides static analysis, software composition analysis, and dynamic analysis solutions that enable teams to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities and defects in proprietary code, open source components, and application behavior. With a combination of industry-leading tools, services, and expertise, only Synopsys helps organizations optimize security and quality in DevSecOps and throughout the software development life cycle. Learn more at

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at

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