The University of Southampton

International Microelectronics Competition for Students

Published: 14 May 2014

2014 sees the 9th Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad. Showcasing the world’s brightest and most talented young engineers, last year the Olympiad attracted over 600 participants from 22 countries.

For the first year, the UK will be competing in the competition with first stage heats hosted by the school of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton on the 4th of June

Can you rise to the challenges of design and test?

The event is open to all students under the age of 30 active in the field of microelectronics. This first stage event consists of a 120 minute knowledge-based test containing 30 multiple choice questions. One winner from this event will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Synopsys’ headquarters Armenia in October to participate in the final stage of the competition. All costs for this trip will be fully covered by sponsorship from Synopsys.

Test topics include • Digital IC Design and Testing • Analog and Mixed Signal IC Design and Testing • Semiconductor Devices and Technology • Mathematical and Algorithmic Issues of EDA

You can find more information about the Annual International Microelectronics Olympiad, including sample problems and solutions at:

How to Apply?

If you would like to participate send an email including your full name, student number and your course degree title by 27th of May to

Confirmation of registration and further information of the event will be sent to all qualified participants by 28th of May

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