EFY Times  
Saturday, February 28, 2015

 
GO
 
 

Armenia Plays Leading Role In Microelectronics
 
Home >> Electronics >> Events
 
Armenia Plays Leading Role In Microelectronics  
 
Synopsys Inc. announced that the final stage of the Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia took place at the Synopsys Armenia Education Department (SAED), with competitors winning 23 prizes in 10 categories.   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Friday, October 05, 2012 Held in conjunction with Synopsys Week in Armenia 2012, this year's competition reflected the diversity of participants from 14 countries: Armenia, Belarus, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, UAE, Ukraine and the USA.

Out of the 418 competitors in the Olympiad, 191 were from Armenian universities and IT companies and 227 were from international universities and organizations.

The Olympiad highlights some of the brightest, most talented engineers under the age of 30. Olympiad topics for 2012 included Digital IC Design and Test, Analog and Mixed-Signal IC Design and Test, Semiconductor Devices and Technology, and Mathematic and Algorithmic Issues of Electronic Design Automation (EDA).

The competition was conducted in two stages. The first stage, held in the participants' countries during September, involved a test to establish a baseline. The second stage involved a challenging contest consisting of advanced engineering tasks requiring complex solutions.





Of the 418 participants in the first stage, 34 were qualified to progress to the second stage, which was held on October 4 in Yerevan at the SAED. Of these 34 contestants, 14 were from Yerevan, four were from Gyumri, Armenia and 16 were from a variety of other countries.

This year, the event was held in co-operation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC). The general organizer and sponsor of the Olympiad is Synopsys Armenia CJSC. VivaCell-MTS is also a general sponsor of the Olympiad.

The Olympiad is sponsored by Arminco CJSC, Enterprise Incubator Foundation, INGO ARMENIA ICJSC, Microsoft Armenia, Partner Co. Ltd, Unicomp CJSC, Union of Information Technology Enterprises, Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia and Viasphere Technopark.

The information sponsors are ARKA Agency, Business Express Weekly, ECOnomika Magazine, Public Radio of Armenia, Yerkir Media TV and 168 Hours Daily.

The winners of the Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia were awarded with prizes at the Synopsys Gala Evening held on October 4 at the Komitas Chamber Music Hall in Yerevan. The winners are:

* First prize: Notebook computer from VivaCell-MTS went to Tianyu Ma (China).
* Second prize: iPad from Synopsys Armenia went to Mahmoud Hamdy Ibrahim Ouda (Saudi Arabia).
* Third prize: Netbook from Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF) went to Vache Galstyan (Armenia).
* Third prize: Netbook from Unicomp CJSC went to Benjamin Alexander La Riviere (USA).
* Best Engineering Solution: Prize from Viasphere Technopark went to Vardan Grigoryants (Armenia).
* Best Out-of-the-Box Solution: Prize from Microsoft Armenia went to Reza Asadpour (Malaysia).
* Most Creative Solution: Prize from Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) went to Samvel Antanyan (Armenia).
* Best Female Participant: Prize from Partner Co. Ltd went to Nelly Khachatryan (Armenia).
* Youngest Participant: Prize from Arminco CJSC went to Grigor Hakobyan (Armenia).
* Best Result among Participants from Gyumri: Prize from Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia went to Khoren Tigranyan (Armenia).
* Best Result from each Country: Prize from Olympiad Organizing Committee and INGO ARMENIA ICJSC went to Vitaly Gavrilyuk (Belarus), Tianyu Ma (China), Arjun Singhal (Germany), Nikhil Sudhir Upadhyay (India), Anas Majdi Dahabra (Jordan), Reza Asadpour (Malaysia), Taylan Daribaev (Russia), Mahmoud Hamdy Ibrahim Ouda (Saudi Arabia), Jelena Zdravkovic (Serbia), Hebatalla Salah Abdulkarim A Alhamadani (UAE), Volodymyr Miz (Ukraine), Benjamin Alexander La Riviere (USA).

Along with the winners of the Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia, the winners of the Eighth Presidential Educational Awards and 'Best IT Managers' 2012 Awards were also honored at the Gala evening, followed by a reception and a concert where the 'Little Singers of Armenia' performed.

Rich Goldman, president of the organizing committee of the Olympiad, CEO of Synopsys Armenia CSJC, and VP of corporate marketing and strategic alliances at Synopsys, said: "Now in its seventh year, the International Microelectronics Olympiad continues its impressive momentum. Three years ago, the Olympiad took its first tentative steps toward the internationalization, with the participation of students from Russia and Ukraine. This year, the Olympiad attracted contestants from 14 countries. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of our partner VivaCell-MTS, the opportunity to travel to Yerevan to participate in the Olympiad is proving to be a very attractive proposition around the world, and is creating an event in this field that is unprecedented.

"This year's recognition from IEEE, the world's most respected professional engineering society, signifies the high global regard in which the Olympiad is held. The Olympiad also benefits Armenia by providing an impetus to showcase the country's developing role as a regional center for microelectronics, and it serves as a strong basis for developing beneficial relationships for Armenia around the world."

"The quality of education in Armenia will define our future, it is essential to boosting the country's competitive advantage," said Ralph Yirikian, GM of VivaCell-MTS, general sponsor of the Olympiad. "Initiatives such as these need to be strongly encouraged. As Armenia's leading mobile operator and a corporate citizen, VivaCell-MTS recognizes the importance of supporting initiatives that lead young people to great discoveries and encourage creativity."

"The increasing participation and support over the years of the Olympiad of Armenia indicate that it indeed serves its main objectives to stimulate further development of microelectronics in the region and to increase the level of knowledge of the Olympiad participants," said Prof. Vazgen Melikyan, president of the program committee of the Olympiad and director of SAED.

"It was my pleasure to participate again in this year's International Microelectronics Olympiad. Visiting Synopsys Armenia and seeing the fruitful collaboration between Synopsys and academia was a great experience," said Mahmoud Ouda, Ph.D. student of the Department of Electrical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. "I hope to see even more participants from more countries next year."



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 1517)
 
Share

 
 
Electronics News
   
Altium Announces New Release Of The TASKING C Compiler For Renesas RH850
Rostelecom Goes Multiscreen With SmartLabs
42V, 6A (IOUT), Synchronous Step-Down Regulator With Integrated Current Sensing
New High-Efficiency Thru Hole Power Inductors Are A Cost-Effective Option For Switch Mode Power Supply Applications
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Driven By Adoption Of Cloud Technologies India’s Domestic IT Market To Touch USD 67 Billion By 2020: Zinnov Study
EarthBend Announces Addition Of Mitel-Aastra Phones And Accessories To Distribution Portfolio
Nuxeo Webinar To Help Developers Connect Content Management Applications With CMIS
Spark IO Launches Cellular-Connected Electron Development Board
Sennheiser Is Awarded Preferred Partner Status By Global Solution Provider NACR
eDirectGlass Launches Three New Powerful Total Shop Management Features
LDM Global Launches New Internship Program
Qlik Positioned In The Leaders Quadrant Of Gartner’s Business Intelligence And Analytics Platforms Magic Quadrant For 5th Consecutive Year
MediaMax Online Unveils Enhanced DailyBuzz Alerts Media Monitoring Service
150 Watt LED Pedestal Mount Work Light Released By Larson Electronics
 
   

Weekly

Facebook Introduces Open Source Tool For Detecting Issues In Android Apps
Have You Downloaded 'The Interview' Movie? You May Have A Trojan Virus On Your Android Device!
HP Launches New Open Network Switches For Web Scale Cloud Data Centers
Data Dynamics Expands Executive Leadership Team As Demand For Hybrid Cloud Storage Management Solutions Experience Significant Growth
Flipkart vs Amazon! Now It's About A Dustbin!
WhatsApp Voice-Calling Feature Rolled Out For More Android Users Now!
Bihar And Uttar Pradesh To Get 4G Services Soon, Courtesy Videocon!
Nokia 215 Dual SIM Now Available In India For Rs 2149
Asus ZenFone 2 Coming To India In Q2!
Motorola Set To Launch Moto Maxx In India, The Costliest One!
10 Best Things About Working For Apple!
Keep Your Children Away From These 5 Apps And Websites!
iGate Likely To Lay Off 5-10 Per Cent Of Its Workforce!
Android One Phones Get Android Lollipop Update In India
Windows Is More Secure Than OS X, iOS And Even Linux!
Mozilla Firefox 36 To Support HTTP/2 Protocol
 
   

Overall

Features
Portability And Enhanced Efficiency Are The Latest Features Driving The Spectrum Analyser Market
Like everything else in the world of electronics, spectrum analysers are also undergoing tremendous technological evolution...
In Market: The Latest Rework Stations
Nowadays, with technological advances, one system integrates all the necessary process steps, offering manual and automatic soldering, de-soldering an...
Eolane Bengaluru Lays Out A 3-Year Diversification And Growth Roadmap
In line with the firm’s strategy to diversify and innovate, various upgrades are being planned in infrastructure as well as systems certifications....
5 Projects To Speed Up Python's Performance
Here are five projects which have the potential to raise the bar of Python's performance....
6 Games For Chromecast Which Are Great Fun To Be Played On An Android TV
All these games can be played along with the family and groups. ...
10 Best Things About Working For Apple!
Here are ten reasons why people love working at Apple....
5 Factors To Consider Before Buying A Budget Smartphone
Are you planning to buy a new budget smartphone? Here are few things that you should keep in mind!...
6 Killer Open Source Network Monitoring Tools
These tools are capable of excellent functioning and perform the basic tasks like checking for host availability and measuring bandwidth usage at thei...
5 Topmost Data Protection Trends In 2015
In the data center level, there are three main data protection domains which will be in highest focus throughout 2015 – data loss prevention (DLP), st...
9 Mistakes To Avoid While Building First Mobile App
Are you building your first mobile app? Here are few things that you should keep in mind while developing the app....
Top 5 Smart Gadgets That Can Be Used In Your Home For Better Security And More!
These gadgets control our homes with installed security systems and monitoring gets simpler than before....
Keep Your Children Away From These 5 Apps And Websites!
Here is a list of such apps and websites which every parent needs to ensure that their children are not able to access without knowing the proper safe...
Energy Efficient SMPS Devices Have Become Crucial In Electronic Machinery Designs
The latest in terms of technology for SMPSs includes better efficiency, modular designs and operating optimally in varied temperature ranges...
Choose The Best Linux Desktop Environment For You!
Here we present a comparison between all the popular desktop environments to help you in choosing the best one....
What The ESDM Industry Expects From Union Budget 2015
It’s time for the Modi government to present its second budget. With a positive mood across the economy, the ESDM industry awaits a proactive budget a...
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
We Have Registered 50 Per Cent Growth In The Last Two Years: Arihant Lighting
Apart from LEDs, Arihant is associated with the promotion of renewable energy in India and therefore, manufactures various energy saving products....
“Elcom Plans To Build A New State Of The Art R&D And Manufacturing Unit In Maharashtra", Reveals MD Girish V Vaze
Starting out as a small business to cater to the industry’s need for import substitutes, Elcom International has grown to be a leader in the field of ...
Delta Magnets Ltd To Enter Into JV With Chinese Company!
The company had partnered with TDK Japan for technology transfer to manufacture magnets in India....
"Littelfuse Is Growing At Around 20-25 Per Cent In India And Expect That To Continue", Predicts VP Deepak Nayar
On the electronics side, Littelfuse has registered an 8-10 per cent growth, year on year....
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2015 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions