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NCTU Interim President Sin-Horng Chen (the front-left fourth), Sales VP and President of Synopsys Taiwan Robert Li (the front-right fourth), and the contest team

2019 Synopsys ARC Design Contest was held in NCTU on Aug 27th.  The contest was hosted by Synopsys, and co-organized by GLORIA-NCTU.  This year, The Magic Robot from National Taiwan University developed a vehicle warning system based on ARC IoT DevKit board, combined image semantic segmentation and Wi-Fi remote control.  This product is both practical and complete, and wins first place in the contest.
The purpose of Synopsys ARC Design Contest is to promote ARC courses/training in EE/EECS, IoT application concept and hands-on project design abilities.  Students will have a deeper understanding of the IoT development and cultivate the future power of the IC design industry through the concept of "Course and Competition" and the technical guidance of the professional engineers of Synopsys.

The participants of the awards ceremony are Sin-Horng Chen, Interim President of National Chiao Tung University, Ming-Der Shieh, Executive Supervisor of Taiwan IC Design Society and professor of National Cheng Kung University, Pai H. Chou, professor of National Tsing Hua University, Shanq-Jang Ruan, professor of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Henry Li, CTO of Sunplus Technology Co., Ltd., David Lin, Corporate Senior Vice President of Synopsys, Ming-Zhe Li, Sales VP and President of Synopsys Taiwan, Dr. Yankin Tanurhan, Vice President and General Manager, etc.

Projects display and demonstration

The contest topic of this year is Smart Life & Connect Everything.  More than 100 teams registered and participated in the event.  After the preliminary contest, 12 teams including National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University, National Cheng Kung University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, etc, reached the finals.  It is worth mentioning that Vietnam National University of Engineering and Technology and Manipal Academy of Higher Education also participated in the final contest, raising the international popularity of the event.

Synopsys with student teams and team advisors

With the assistance of Synopsys and GLORIA-NCTU, the students has learned how to use the boards, come up with creative applications, and finally turned them into a real product during the six months of training and preparation.  With the successful event, not only the students can enhance IC design abilities and learn about Synopsys, but the enterprise can also connect more with their users and takes advantage of possible collaboration opportunities.