Educational Programs 

Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia 

AMO
Synopsys is the General Organizer of the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia, a global, knowledge-based contest that highlights the world's brightest engineering students under the age of 30 and active in the field of microelectronics.
Goals of the Olympiad:
  • Stimulate further development of microelectronics in Armenia and in the participant countries
  • Recognize and inspire young, talented engineers
  • Increase interest in microelectronics among young specialists
  • Understand the level of knowledge in the field of microelectronics among young specialists in participating countries in order to make necessary adjustments to educational programs
  • Create a community of young specialists involved in microelectronics
The topics of the Olympiad:
  • Digital IC Design and Test
  • Analog and Mixed Signal IC Design and Test
  • Semiconductor Devices and Technology
  • Mathematical and Algorithmic Issues of EDA

OLYMPIAD TESTS AND PROBLEMS

NINTH ARMENIAN MICROELECTRONICS OLYMPIAD BROCHURE

 

9th AMO
Of 856 participants in the first stage, 42 were qualified to progress to the second stage held on October 16 in Yerevan at Synopsys' Armenia Education Department (SAED). MORE

 

8th AMO
The final stage of the Eighth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia took place at the Synopsys Armenia Education Department (SAED) during Synopsys Week held October 15-19 in Yerevan. MORE

 

7th AMO
The Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia took place in September-October 2012. Held in conjunction with Synopsys Week in Armenia 2012, this year's competition reflected the diversity of participants from 14 countries. MORE

 

6th AMO
The Sixth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad 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. MORE

 

5th AMO
The Fifth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia took place in October 2010. This year's competition reflected the region's diversity by including participants from Russia, Ukraine, Jordan, Bulgaria and Serbia. MORE

 

4th AMO
The Fourth Annual Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad took place in September 2009. It extended its borders for the first time to include participants from Russia and Ukraine. MORE

 

3rd AMO
On September 18 2008, in the R&D center of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, the Third Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad took place. MORE

 

2nd AMO
On September 26, 2007 in the newly opened building of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, the opening ceremony of the Second Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad took place. MORE

 

1st AMO
On September 26 2006, the first Olympiad opening ceremony took place. MORE

In cooperation with Synopsys Synopsys


Synopsys All Armenian Fund Vivacell
     
General Organizer of the Olympiad Partner of the Olympiad General Partner of the Olympiad
     



Sponsors of the Olympiad Unicomp EIF UITE
       
  Microsoft UNION YerCCI
     
       
  Partner Viasphere Partner
       
       
Supporters of the Olympiad Ingo Armenia YerCCI Elitar
PRIZES
  • First Prize
  • Second Prize
  • Third Prize (two)
  • Best Engineering Solution
  • Most Creative Solution
  • Best Out-of-the-Box Solution
  • Best Female Participant
  • Youngest Participant
  • Best Result from Yerevan
  • Best Result from Gyumri
  • Best Result from Artsakh
  • Best Result from Each Country

All participants receive Participation Certificates.

Organizing Committee of the Tenth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia

President
Armen Baldryan Director, Unicomp CJSC
Executive Secretary
Gayane Markosyan Community & Public Relations Manager, Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Members
Andranik Aleksanyan President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Yerevan
Arsen Ghazarya President, Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia
Arsen Taroyan Managing Director, Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute (YCRDI)
Bagrat Yengibaryan Director, Enterprise Incubator Foundation
Eduard Ghazaryan Academician, RA NAS, Head of Chair, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU)
Gagik Boyakhchyan Director, Armenian Design Center, Manager, Sonics Armenia, Holdings Inc. Armenian Branch
Harutyun Terzyan Academician, RA NAS, Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia (NPUA)
Hovhannes Avoyan President, UITE, President, Sourcio CJSC
Hovik Musayelyan Director, Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Izabella Azatyan Sales Manager, Partner Co. Ltd
Karen Vardanyan Executive Director, Union of Information Technology, Enterprises (UITE)
Levon Altunyan Executive Director, Ingo Armenia ICSJC
Ralph Yirikian General Manager, VivaCell-MTS
Varoujan Masarajian General Manager, Viasphere Technopark CJSC
Vladimir Harutyunyan Academician, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (RA NAS), Head of Chair, Yerevan State University (YSU)
Yeva Hyusyan Country Manager, Microsoft Armenia

Program Committee of the Tenth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia

President
Prof. Vazgen Melikyan Director of Educational Department, Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Members
Abu-Gharbieh Khaldoon Assistant Professor, Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Al-Nashash Hasan Professor, American University of Sharjah
Alqarni Ali King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Arustamyan Vladimir Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Avetisyan Armine Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Ayvazyan Gagik Associate Professor, Semiconductor Research and Development Center
Babayan Armenak Doctor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Borisenko Victor Head, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics
Dat Huynh Thanh Vice President, Vietnam National University
David Parent Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Fish Alexander Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University
Gheonjian Lev Professor, Tbilisi State University
Ghoneima Maged Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo
Grimblatt Victor Managing Director, Synopsys, Inc.
Hahanov Vladimir Dean, Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics
Halak Basel Doctor, University of Southampton
Harutyunyan Ashot Associate Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Hizon John Richard Associate Professor, University of the Philippines
Hristov Marin Professor, Technical University of Sofia
Khudaverdyan Suren Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Kumar Sharad Director, Eigen Technologies
Kupriyanov Mikhail Professor, Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University
Lan Chen Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Le Bao Nguyen Vice Provost, Duy Tan University
Le Tram Ngoc Dung

Head of Education Division, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City

Mahmoodi Hamid Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Melkonyan Slavik Professor, Yerevan State University
Mhaidat Khaldoon Assistant Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Minasyan Artur Leading Engineer, Sonics Armenia Holdings
Movsisyan William Associate Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Müller-Gritschneder Daniel Doctor, Technical University of Munich
Obeid Abdulfattah Deputy Director, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Peng Kian Ng Applications Consultant, Synopsys, Inc.
Petković Predrag Professor, University of Niš
Petrosyan Stepan Professor, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
Sallèse Jean-Michel Doctor, Senior Scientist, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne
Schlichtmann Ulf Professor, Technical University of Munich
Simonyan Sargis Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Son Nguyen Minh Doctor, University of Information Technology, HCM-Vietnam
Srinivas Mandalika Professor, BITS Pilani – Hyderabad
Travajyan Misak Associate Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Tung Dam Minh Duy Tan University from Danang
Umnyashkin Sergey Professor, National Research University of Electronic Technology
Vardanyan Ruben Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Vardanyan Valerik R & D Manager, Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Wang Jojo Sales Program Specialist, Synopsys Inc.
Xuan-Tu Tran Doctor, Vietnam National University, University of Engineering and Technology (VNU-UET) Hanoi
Yeghiazaryan Vladimir Associate Professor, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University

If you are a professor and would like to host a first-stage event at your university, or you are a student and would like to participate in the contest, please contact us and an Olympiad correspondent will get back to you with the required information.

Deadline to complete the first stage: May 31, 2015
Final stage to be held in October, 2015

Note: The selected top scorers of the first-stage contests from each country will receive an all-expense paid two-day trip to Armenia to compete in the final stage of the competition. One winner from each country will be contacted and relayed instructions as to what kind of travel documentation will be needed in order to travel and compete in the second stage in Armenia. The Olympiad organizer uses a travel agent to book all flight and hotel accommodations. Travel insurance is provided for all country winners.

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