Vazgen MelikyanPresident of the Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad Program Committee
The IEEE TTTC’s decision to endorse the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad is a key acknowledgement of its success in promoting technology development in this region over the past six years. I am confident the cooperation of IEEE TTTC will result in a significantly greater number of highly knowledgeable participants from around the globe. Unprecedented speed of quantitative as well as qualitative expansion of participating countries and universities will provide an opportunity to achieve other important benefits in addition to previously announced Olympiad’s key goals: creation of international cluster of young specialists in microelectronics, exchanging the progressive experiences of universities of different countries, enhancing the prestige of the Olympiad, etc. Finally all this will lead to the development of the area.