The Organizing Committee of the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad announced today that two of the winners of the 16th Olympiad, the third prize winner Angela Kostic from Serbia and Dejan Gutic from Bosnia and Herzegovina, arrived in Armenia to receive their prizes during a special ceremony. The awards ceremony took place in the hall of the Matenadaran in Yerevan (Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts). In addition to the award ceremony, a special program was organized for the winners, as usual, to get acquainted with the historical and cultural heritage of Armenia.
436 participants from 13 countries competed in the 16th Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad: UAE, USA, Argentina, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Egypt, Armenia, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Vietnam and Ukraine.
The Olympiad was held in two stages. The first phase was conducted simultaneously in all participating countries through testing, and the second, the final phase, involved complex engineering issues that required comprehensive solutions. Of the 436 participants in the first round, 21 made it to the finals, which took place online on October 8. 6 out of 21 participants were from Armenia and 15 from other countries. The winners of the 16th Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad were announced at an online awards ceremony on October 19, 2021 ․
The first prize winner was Zhanna Khojayan from Armenia.
The second place was taken by Hassan Mostafa Imam Ali from Egypt.
They were awarded the third prize.
Khaled Hammuda Mohamed Abdelrazek from Egypt
Angela Kostic from Serbia
Dejan Gutic from Bosnia and Herzegovina
It is noteworthy that this year the first prize was awarded to 23-year-old Zhanna Khojayan, representing Armenia, who is a second-year student enrolled in the master program of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia.
“One of the goals of the Olympiad is to raise the profile of Armenia as a leading country in the field of microelectronics,” said Armen Baldryan, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Olympiad and Director of Unicomp. “It is important to see that Armenia continues to preserve and develop the traditions of leadership and excellence in the field of microelectronics, which developed in the middle of the last century.”
“It is very important that even in the conditions of this epidemic, the interest in the Olympics does not decrease. “Moreover, the Olympiad continues to serve its mission successfully. We see how the level of knowledge of the participants is constantly growing,” said the Chairman of the Program Committee of the Olympiad, Director of Synopsys Armenia և Microelectronic System of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia. »Head of the Chair Prof. Vazgen Melikyan.
Founded by Synopsys Armenia, the main goal of this Olympiad is to identify the most talented engineers under the age of 30 and to increase the interest in the microelectronics sector both in Armenia and in the participating countries. “It plays an important role in meeting the quality standards of microelectronics education, enabling participants to identify the level of knowledge they need to make the necessary adjustments to the country’s curricula,” said Yervand Zoryan, Synopsys Armenia President and Senior Synopsys PhD supplement. “The fact that the student of the” Synopsys “educational program, implemented jointly with the Polytechnic, was recognized as the best among 436 participants representing 13 countries of the world, testifies to the international quality of our educational programs in the field of microelectronics.”
The annual International Microelectronics Olympiad was founded in 2006 and is held under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. It is also organized in cooperation with the IEEE TTTC, the largest professional body of international renown, the Institute of Electronics Engineers.
The initiator and general organizer of the Olympiad is Synopsys Armenia, and the general partner is Viva-MTS. The main supporter is “Unicomp” company. Among the sponsors of the Olympiad are the Union of ICT Employers, “Viasphere” Technopark, “INGO ARMENIA” Insurance CJSC. The Olympiad is organized in cooperation with the Technical Council for Test Technologies (IEEE TTTC) of the Institute of Electronics Engineers.
“We see the positive impact of the annual International Microelectronics Olympiad in terms of success in the field of ICT and further development of future potential. That is why we have been supporting this great and long-term initiative for years. Every year, with the help of the Olympiad, many young people define the boundaries of their innovation, development and creativity. I am proud that the first prize winner of the 16th Olympiad is from Armenia. This is a great achievement – a huge success for all of us, “said Ralph Yirikian, General Manager of Viva-MTS, the general partner of the Olympics.
“When we launched this crucial competition in 2006, we had no idea that in years to come it would become an international competition in the field of microelectronics with a very high international standard. It would contribute to the international community of young professionals,” said Musayelyan.
The Olympiad includes the following topics: design of digital integrated circuits – testing, analog – design of integrated integrated circuits – testing, semiconductor devices – technology, mathematical security of integrated circuit design – algorithm.
For more information, visit the official website of the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad: www.microelectronicsolympiad.org:
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