Opening ceremony of the First Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad
On September 26 2006, the first Olympiad opening ceremony took place. The following people made welcome speeches: Synopsys President and COO, Chi-Foon Chan; Synopsys Vice-President for Corporate Marketing and Strategic Market Alliances, Synopsys Armenia CJSC CEO, Organizing Committee President of the Olympiad, Rich Goldman; Synopsys Armenia CJSC Executive Director, Hovik Musayelyan. Among the guests present were: member of Synopsys Board of Directors, Senior Vice-President Paul Lo; Synopsys Armenia CJSC Deputy General Manager, Andranik Hovhannisyan; Business Unit Technical Director Hayk Hovhannisyan; Synopsys Armenia CJSC Educational Department Director, Olympiad Program Committee President, Vazgen Melikyan; Organizing and Program Committee member, Founder of Viasphere Technopark CJSC, Tony Moroyan; General Manager, Aram Vardanyan; rectors of Armenia’s leading universities; representatives of companies, sponsoring the Olympiad; and other top-level guests.
The Olympiad was held in 2 stages. Students of universities as well as specialists in microelectronics companies were among the participants.
The first stage was held on September 22, 2006 at Synopsys Armenia CJSC in the format of a quiz, giving students a test with relatively easy questions in the Educational Department of Synopsys Armenia CJSC. 82 participants took part in the first stage, 32 of which passed to the second stage.
First and second Stages of the First Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad
The second stage of the Olympiad was held on September 25, 2006 at Viasphere Technopark in the format of a competition - participants were given problems requiring particular solutions. On September 26, 2006 the awards ceremony and reception took place at the Congress Hotel. Participants in the First Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad, other top-level guests and Olympiad winners attended.