Originally a spin-out from the University of Exeter, the Simpleware Product Group is now part of Synopsys, Inc., one of the largest software companies in the world. The Silicon Valley-based company has revenues of over $3 billion a year and has more than 13,000 employees worldwide, with Exeter as one of several key British locations.


The Simpleware Product Group develops software and services for going from 3D imaging (such as MRI and CT) to models for visualising, inspecting, and simulating complex structures. Simpleware software is used by numerous companies in the S&P 500, as well as by leading research institutions, including Harvard University, NASA, and Stanford. Simpleware have also won two Queen’s Awards for Innovation and International Trade, as well as an Institute of Physics Innovation Award.


Simpleware have always been based in Exeter, and value the quality of living for employees based in Devon. Engineering Director Professor Philippe Young comments:


“Keeping our office in Exeter has been a priority for us as we’ve grown as a company and became part of Synopsys. Many of our team have strong connections to the University and Devon, and we have been able to recruit top talent to work here from around the world who have now established roots in the area.”

“I’m proud that we’ve been able to grow in Exeter and maintain a great relationship with the city and Devon, including with the University. Although our clients are international, we’ve kept our foot in the local area by working with the Exeter Chiefs, the SETsquared partnership, and other ventures to keep improving Exeter’s reputation as a place to do business.”





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