The Optical Society Elects Synopsys' George Bayz as 2018 Fellow Member

Recognition for Leadership in the Optics Industry and The Optical Society

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today announced that George Bayz, vice president of Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group, has been elected as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA). The OSA Fellows program recognizes members who have served with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics. The election of Mr. Bayz to the 2018 OSA Fellows Class recognizes his contributions to the optics industry through his leadership of Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group as well as his volunteer service as Treasurer of OSA. Mr. Bayz will formally accept the honor at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference in San Diego, Calif. in March 2018.

"Under George Bayz's dynamic leadership, the Optical Solutions Group has developed numerous optical design software innovations that help customers deliver superior optical products to market faster," said Dr. Howard Ko, general manager of Synopsys' Silicon Engineering Group. "In addition, George has supported OSA by bringing his extensive business experience to volunteer leadership positions. We congratulate George on his election to OSA Fellow."

"I am honored to be elected a Fellow Member of OSA," said George Bayz. "For over 100 years, OSA has been a leading champion for optics and photonics and I've been pleased to be involved in its great work. I look forward to helping enable OSA's success now and in the future."

As vice president of the Optical Solutions Group, Mr. Bayz is responsible for Synopsys' optical design software tools, CODE V®, LightTools®, RSoft products and LucidShape® products, as well as for the optical engineering services team. Prior to Synopsys, Mr. Bayz was President and CEO of Optical Research Associates (ORA®) and served on the ORA Board of Directors. Prior to ORA, Mr. Bayz was President and CEO of PeoplePoint Systems, Inc.; General Manager and Executive Vice President of Artemis International Solutions Corp.; President and CEO of Thinque Systems; and President and CEO of MAI Systems Corporation. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from Loyola Marymount University.

For more information about the OSA Fellows program, visit

About Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group

Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group is a leading developer of optical design and analysis tools that model all aspects of light propagation, enabling users to produce accurate virtual prototypes leading to manufacturable optical systems. With CODE V imaging optics design software, LightTools illumination design software, the RSoft products for photonic and optical communications system design and the LucidShape products for automotive lighting, Synopsys has a long and successful history of providing innovative solutions to the most complex optical engineering challenges. 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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