Yervant ZorianPresident of IEEE TTTC, Chief Architect at Synopsys, Inc.
Increasing interest in microelectronics among young specialists around the world is an excellent goal that this unique Olympiad strives for. Even though, a competition is a great way to attract young people and help recognize talented engineers, but the main goal of this Olympiad is not the actual competition, but rather the creation of a community of young successful engineers worldwide. Having a successful Olympiad in Armenia has been achieved several years ago, however sharing it widely with the rest of the world is still in progress.
IEEE is the world’s largest professional association of electrical and electronic engineers dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, with TTTC as its dedicated council to serve the global test technology professional community. This year for the first time, IEEE TTTC grants in-cooperation status to help the Olympiad gain further international penetration. This results in a win-win-win situation for IEEE, for the Olympiad, and for Armenia. The IEEE reaches and encourages young technologists; The Olympiad gains wider international recognition; and, holding the final contest in Armenia highlights the country’s growing technological leadership.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the participants, the members of the Organizing and Program Committees, the hosting and sponsoring corporations, who together made this Olympiad an unforgettable one.