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 Ghazaryan 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
Abdulfattah Obeid Deputy Director, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Alexander Fish Associate Professor, Bar-Ilan University
Ali Alqarni King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology
Armenak Babayan Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Armine Avetisyan Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Artur Minasyan Leading Engineer, Sonics Armenia Holdings
Ashot Harutyunyan Associate Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Basel Halak Doctor, University of Southampton
Bui Trong Tu Doctor, University of Science, VNU-HCM, Vietnam
Chen Lan Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dam Minh Tung Duy Tan University from Danang
Daniel Müller-Gritschneder Doctor, Technical University of Munich
Gagik Ayvazyan Associate Professor, Semiconductor Research and Development Center
Hamid Mahmoodi Associate Professor, San Francisco State University
Hasan Al-Nashash Professor, American University of Sharjah
Huynh Thanh Dat Vice President, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Jean-Michel Sallèse Doctor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne
John Richard Hizon Associate Professor, University of the Philippines
Jojo Wang Sales Program Specialist, Synopsys Inc.
Khaldoon Abu-Gharbieh Assistant Professor, Princess Sumaya University for Technology
Khaldoon Mhaidat Assistant Professor, Jordan University of Science and Technology
Lev Gheonjian Professor, Tbilisi State University
Maged Ghoneima Assistant Professor, American University in Cairo
Mandalika Srinivas Professor, BITS Pilani - Hyderabad
Marin Hristov Professor, Technical University of Sofia
Mikhail Kupriyanov Professor, Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University
Misak Travajyan Associate Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Ng Kian Peng Applications Consultant, Synopsys, Inc.
Ngoc Dung Le Tram Head of Education Division, Integrated Circuit Design Research and Education Center (ICDREC), Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
Nguyen Le Bao Vice Provost, Duy Tan University
Nguyen Minh Son Doctor, University of Information Technology, HCM-Vietnam
Parent David Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Predrag Petković Professor, University of Niš
Ruben Vardanyan Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Sargis Simonyan Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Sergey Umnyashkin Professor, National Research University of Electronic Technology
Sharad Kumar Director, Eigen Technologies
Slavik Melkonyan Professor, Yerevan State University
Stepan Petrosyan Professor, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
Suren Khudaverdyan Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Tran Xuan-Tu Doctor, Vietnam National University, University of Engineering and Technology (VNU-UET) Hanoi
Ulf Schlichtmann Professor, Technical University of Munich
Valerik Vardanyan R & D Manager, Synopsys Armenia CJSC
Victor Borisenko Dean, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics
Victor Grimblatt Managing Director, Synopsys Chile office
Vinh Truong Quang Doctor, University of Technology, VNU-HCM, Vietnam
Vladimir Arustamyan Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia
Vladimir Hahanov Dean, Kharkov National University of Radioelectronics
Vladimir Yeghiazaryan Associate Professor, Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University
William Movsisyan Associate Professor, National Polytechnic University of Armenia

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.

The first stage is held locally in all participant countries (Argentina, Armenia, Artsakh, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Jordan, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Vietnam)

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.