SYNOPSYS ARMENIA PROVIDED IT INDUSTRY WITH 373 ENGINEERS IN 10 YEARS
October 10, 2011 – 15:55 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Synopsys a world leader in software and IP used in
the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components
and systems, announced that 46 Master’s degree and 45 Bachelor’s
degree students from Synopsys’ Armenia Educational Department’s
(SAED) partners State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA)
and Yerevan State University (YSU) have successfully completed the
Synopsys educational program and now stand ready to begin professional
engineering careers, the company said in a press release.
Dr. Chi-Foon Chan, president and chief operating officer at Synopsys,
recognized the achievement of the graduates and conferred Synopsys
Certificates of Achievement upon each graduate.
This year the Commencement Ceremony takes place in conjunction with
the celebration of the 10th year anniversary of SAED and of the SEUA
Microelectronic Circuits and Systems Interfaculty Chair located
on the SAED premises. Established in 2001, the Chair’s mission
is to implement the new educational model of ‘industry-university’
cooperation to train students to become highly qualified in the fields
of very large scale integration (VLSI) design and electronic design
automation (EDA), and to become well equipped to meet the highest
international engineering standards.
In 10 years, SAED has provided the industry with 373 highly skilled
engineers. Currently, 67 percent of all graduates have been hired
by Synopsys Armenia, accounting for 35 percent of Synopsys Armenia
employees, and the rest have found jobs with prestigious IT employers
SAED provides students with a world-class education, offering all
the necessary components of a recognized education system.
“Synopsys believes it’s important to help prepare the future workforce
for Armenia’s growing high-tech industry,” said Dr. Chan.
“Commencement is one of the most meaningful days of the year for me.
Today, 91 students have proven themselves exceptional, and are moving
onto the next phase of their lives,” said Rich Goldman, chief executive
officer of Synopsys Armenia CJSC, and vice president of corporate
marketing and strategic alliances at Synopsys.