Sixth of Armenia took place in September-October 2011. Taking place as part of Synopsys Week in Armenia 2011, this year’s competition reflected the diversity of participants from eleven countries: Belarus, China, Germany, India, Jordan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, UAE, Ukraine and the USA. Out of 349 competitors in the Olympiad, 133 were from Armenian universities and IT companies while 216 were from foreign universities and organizations: Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio Electronics (BSUIR) in Belarus; Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in China; Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany; Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (BITS Pilani – Hyderabad) in India; Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) in Jordan; Moscow Institute of Electronics Technology (MIET), Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), and Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR) in Russia; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia; University of Niš in Serbia, American University of Sharjah (AUS) in UAE; Kharkov National University of Radio Electronics (KNURE) in Ukraine; San Francisco State University (SFSU) in USA.
Second stage of the 6th Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia
The Olympiad 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 349 participants in the first stage, 40 were qualified to progress to the second stage, which was held on October 11 in Yerevan at the Synopsys Armenia Educational Department (SAED). Of these 40 contestants, 20 were from Yerevan, 3 were from Gyumri, Armenia and 17 were from a variety of other countries.