Feedback from Olympiad Participants

Shiguang Meng   "I participated in the 7th Microelectronics Olympiad, placing second in China, and missed the chance to visit Armenia. I was determined to win this year, and I did. It’s my pleasure to visit Armenia and to compete in the final stage of the Eighth Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia. I am honored to be among 44 finalists because I believe that it shows the high quality of microelectronics education in my university. This also gave me an opportunity to spend three full days in Armenia, learn more about Yerevan and gain new friends from around the world."

Shiguang Meng
First prize winner, PhD student from University of Chinese Academy of Science (UCAS), China, 2013

Mohamed Abu Obaida Mohamed   "The Olympiad is the first international competition I've ever participated in and it was a great experience. It provided a valuable opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world, and was a challenging test of my knowledge and skills. My ability to win the second-place award demonstrated that the level of education in Saudi Arabia is comparable to that of other technology leading countries. In addition, winning motivates me to get involved in other similar contests. I thank Synopsys for creating such opportunities for engineers worldwide. I also thank King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for sponsoring me in this trip and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) for giving me the knowledge that made this achievement possible."

Mohamed Abu Obaida Mohamed
Second prize winner, Research Assistant and Master student at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, 2011

Hamlet Aslanyan   "The Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia is a great opportunity for us to compete not only with our peers, but also with participants from other countries. Participation in such a competition helps us test our knowledge and practical skills in microelectronics design, and identify weaknesses for further improvement."

Hamlet Aslanyan
Winner in "Best-out-of-the-Box Solution" category, first year Master's student of Synopsys Armenia Education Department, 2010

Eduard Babayan   "Such Olympiads are very useful to us. The Olympiad is useful in three aspects. First, you are preparing yourself to participate in it, second, you check your knowledge and third, you analyze your results and start to work on improving them".

Eduard Babayan
First year master's student of Synopsys Armenia Education Department, 2008

Grigor Harutyunyan   "It's inspiring to see that the continuation of a great competition involves so many talented engineers. Having experienced it myself, I know that everyone is very excited during the competition, then you are seized by the feeling of pride and accomplishment."

Grigor Harutyunyan
First prize winner, second year Master's student of Synopsys Armenia Education Department, 2006