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Winners of the International Microelectronics Olympiad arrive in Armenia to receive Prizes

Two winners of the 16th International Microelectronics Olympiad arrived in Armenia to receive their prizes. They are third prizes winners Angela Kostić from Serbia and Dejan Gutić from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The Prizes were handed at a special ceremony in the Matenadaran Hall.

16th Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad attracted 436 participants from 13 countries, including Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Egypt, Peru, Russia, Serbia, Vietnam, UAE, Ukraine, and the United States.

The Olympiad was conducted in two stages. The first stage, held simultaneously in the participants’ countries, involved a test to establish a baseline. The second, the final stage involved a challenging contest consisting of advanced engineering tasks requiring complex solutions. Of 436 participants in the first stage, 21 were qualified to progress to the second stage, which was held on October 8.  Of these 21 contestants, 6 were from Yerevan, and 15 were from a variety of other countries.

This year the first prize was awarded to 23-year-old Zhanna Khojayan, representing Armenia, who is a second-year Master student enrolled in the joint program of the National Polytechnic University of Armenia and Synopsys Armenia Educational Department. She is already employed at Synopsys Armenia as an R&D Engineer.

The annual International Microelectronics Olympiad was founded in 2006 under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia. It is held in cooperation with the Technical Council for Test Technologies (IEEE TTTC) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world's largest technical professional organization.The initiator and general organizer of the Olympiad is Synopsys Armenia, and the general partner is Viva-MTS. The main supporter is the Unicomp CJSC.

“Viva-MTS witnesses the positive impact of the Olympiad on the development of the ICT sector and its future potential. That's why we support this great and long-term initiative for many years. Every year, with the help of the Olympiad, a lot of young people define their own boundaries to innovate, develop and invent. I am very excited and proud that the first prize winner of the 16th Olympiad is from Armenia. This is a great achievement and а huge success for all of us to celebrate together,” said Ralph Yirikian, the General Manager of Viva-MTS.