Educational Programs 

Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia 

Synopsys Armenia is the general organizer of the annual Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad, reflecting the growing development of microelectronics design in Armenia. The competition spotlights Armenia’s brightest and most talented young engineers under the age of 30.
Goals of the Armenian Microelectronics 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

All participants of the Armenian Microelectronics Olympiad receive participation certificates.




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

Organizer Synopsys General Partner Vivacell

Partners Unicomp EIF UITE Microsoft
  Ingo Armenia Viasphere Partner Elitar
  • 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 Ninth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia

Armen Baldryan Director, Unicomp CJSC
Hovik Musayelyan Director, Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Ralph Yirikian General Manager, VivaCell MTS
Vladimir Harutyunyan Academician, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (RA NAS) Head of Chair, Yerevan State University (YSU)
Harutyun Terzyan Academician, RA NAS Professor, State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)
Eduard Ghazaryan Academician, RA NAS Head of Chair, Russian Armenian (Slavonic) University (RAU)
Arsen Ghazaryan

President, Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen of Armenia

Arsen Taroyan

Managing Director, Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute

Varoujan Masarajian General Manager, Viasphere Technopark CJSC
Bagrat Yengibaryan Director, Enterprise Incubator Foundation
Karen Vardanyan Executive Director, Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE)
Hovhannes Avoyan President, UITE
President, Sourcio CJSC
Andranik Aleksanyan President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Yerevan
Grigor Barseghyan Country Manager, Microsoft Armenia
Levon Altunyan Executive Director, Ingo Armenia ICSJC
Izabella Azatyan Sales Manager, Partner Co. Ltd
Eduard Naghdalyan Editor-in-Chief, "Business Express" Weekly
Satenik Seyranyan Editor-in-Chief, "168 Hours" Weekly
Executive Secretary
Gayane Markosyan Synopsys Armenia CJSC, PR Manager

Program Committee of the Ninth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad Of Armenia

Vazgen Melikyan Director, Educational Department of Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Head of SEUA "Microelectronic Circuits and Systems" Interfaculty Chair
Honorable Scientist of Armenia, Sci.D., Professor
Sergey Umnyashkin Moscow Institute of Electronic Technology, Sci.D., Professor (Moscow, Russia )
Vladimir Hahanov Kharkov National University, Head of Radio Electronics Department, Sci.D, Professor (Kharkov, Ukraine)
Predrag Petkovic Technical University of Nis, Sci.D., Professor (Nis, Serbia)
Marin Hristov Technical University of Sofia, Sci.D., Professor (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Hasan Al-Nashash American University of Sharjah, Professor (Sharjah, UAE)
Ulf Schlichtmann Technical University of Munich, Head of the Institute of Electronic Design Automation, Ph.D., Professor (Munich, Germany)
Khaldoon Mhaidat Jordan University of Science & Technology, Head of the Computer Engineering Department, Ph.D. (Jordan)
Khaldoon Abu-Gharbieh Doctor in Princess Sumaya University for Technology (Jordan)
Mandalika Srinivas BITS-Pilani, Professor and Dean, Ph.D. (Hyderabad Campus, India)
Hamid Mahmoodi San Francisco State University, Associate Professor of School of Engineering, Ph.D. ( San Francisco, USA)
Alexander Fish Associate Professor in Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
Victor Borisenko Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR), Head of Micro- and Nanoelectronics Department
Abdulfattah Obeid Doctor of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Ph.D. (Saudi Arabia)
Daniel Müller-Gritschneder Technical University of Munich, Chair of Electronic Design Automation, Ph.D. (Munich, Germany)
Chen Lan Chinese Academy of Sciences, Deputy Director of EDA Center, Ph.D., Professor
Mikhail Kupriyanov Saint-Petersburg state electro technical university «LETI», Professor of the department of computer facilities
Lev Gheonjian Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
John Richard Hizon University of the Philippines, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Huynh Thanh Dat Vietnam National University, Vice President, Professor
Dam Minh Tung Duy Tan University from Danang (Vietnam)
Bao Nguyen Le Vice Provost, Duy Tan University, Ph.D. (Vietnam)
Ali Alqarni King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
Jojo Wang Sales Program Specialist, Synopsys Inc. (China)
Kian Peng Ng Applications Consultant, Synopsys Inc. (Philippines)
Maged Ghoneima Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering American University in Cairo (Egypt)
Victor Grimblatt Group Dir, R&D, Synopsys Inc. (Chile)
Sharad Kumar Director at Eigen Technologies (India)
Dr. Basel Halak Electronics and Computer Science University of Southampton (UK)
Jean-Michel Sallèse Dr. MER, Senior Scientist in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne
William Movsisyan Synopsys Armenia CJSC, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Sargis Simonyan Head of SEUA Chair, Sci.D., Professor
Ruben Vardanyan Head of SEUA Chair, Sci.D., Professor
Vahe Buniatyan Head of SEUA Chair, Sci.D., Professor
Suren Khudaverdyan Head of SEUA Chair, Sci.D., Professor
Slavik Melkonyan Head of Yerevan State University (YSU) Chair, Sci.D., Professor
Stepan Petrosyan Head of Department, NAS RA, Sci.D., Professor
Vladimir Yeghiazaryan Dean of RAU Chair, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Armenak Babayan SEUA Associate Professor, Sci.D.
Misak Travajyan SEUA Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Ashot Harutyunyan SEUA Associate Professor, Ph.D.
Valerik Vardanyan Synopsys Armenia CJSC, Ph.D.
Artur Minasyan Sonics Armenia Holdings, Leading Engineer of Armenian Design Center
Gagik Ayvazyan Viasphere Technopark, Semiconductor Research and Development Center, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Dates to apply for the 10th Olympiad will be announced soon.