7th Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia 


Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia took place in September-October 2012. Final stage of the Olympiad took place at the Synopsys Armenia Education Department (SAED), with competitors winning 23 prizes in 10 categories. A full list of the winners is provided below.

Held in conjunction with Synopsys Week in Armenia 2012, this year’s competition reflected the diversity of participants from 14 countries: Armenia, Belarus, China, Egypt, Germany, India, Jordan, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, UAE, Ukraine and the USA. Out of the 418 competitors in the Olympiad, 191 were from Armenian universities and IT companies and 227 were from international universities and organizations.

Second stage of the 7th Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia

The competition 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 418 participants in the first stage, 34 were qualified to progress to the second stage, which was held on October 4 in Yerevan at the SAED. Of these 34 contestants, 14 were from Yerevan, four were from Gyumri, Armenia and 16 were from a variety of other countries.

This year the event has been held in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Test Technology Technical Council (TTTC).


Tigran Sargsyan
Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia

I wholeheartedly congratulate the organizers and participants of the Seventh Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia, held in the framework of Synopsys Week in Armenia. MORE

Ralph Yirikian
General Manager of VivaCell-MTS, General Sponsor of the Olympiad

Education defines the future of the country. This is especially the case, when education is essential in boosting country’s competitive advantage. MORE

Rich Goldman
President of the Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad Organizing Committee

In its seventh year, the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia continues its impressive momentum. Three years ago, the Olympiad took its first tentative steps toward internationalization, with the participation of students from Russia and Ukraine. MORE

Vazgen Melikyan
President 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. MORE

Yervant Zorian
President 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. MORE

Category I

Tianyu Ma
Institute of Microelectronics,CAS

Category II

Mahmoud Hamdy Ibrahim Ouda
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Category III

Vache Galstyan
State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)
Benjamin Alexander La Riviere
San Francisco State University

Best Engineering Solution

Vardan Grigoryants
State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)

Most Creative Solution

Samvel Antanyan
State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)

Best Out-of-the-Box Solution

Reza Asadpour
University of Tehran/School of ECE

Best Female Participant

Nelly Khachatryan
State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)

Youngest Participant

Grigor Hakobyan
State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)

Best Result from Gyumri
Khoren Tigranyan
SEUA Gyumri branch

Best participant from each country:
  • Best Result from Belarus - Gavrilyuk Vitaly, NTLab company
  • Best Result from China - Tianyu Ma, Institute of Microelectronics,CAS
  • Best Result from Germany - Arjun Singhal, Technical University of Munich
  • Best Result from India - Nikhil Sudhir Upadhyay, BITS Pilani
  • Best Result from Jordan - Anas Majdi Dahabra, PSUT
  • Best Result from Malaysia - Reza Asadpour, University of Tehran/School of ECE
  • Best Result from Russia - Tailan Daribayev , Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronic
  • Best Result from Saudi Arabia - Mahmoud Hamdy Ibrahim Ouda, KAUST
  • Best Result from Serbia - Jelena Zdravković, University of Nis
  • Best Result from UAE - Hebatalla Salah Abdulkarim A Alhamadani, American University of Sharjah
  • Best Result from Ukraine - Miz Volodymyr, Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics
  • Best Result from USA - Benjamin Alexander La Riviere, San Francisco State University

On October 04, 2012 Synopsys held a Gala evening honoring the winners of the Olympiad at Chamber Music Hall.