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Inaugural Chip Design Competiton in Singapore

ข่าววันที่ 31/05/2011


Take part in the inaugural Chip Design Competition in Singapore

The first Chip Design Competition held in Singapore aims to see breakthroughs in integrated circuit and system design to improve performance of electronic chips. The Competition will be held on 13 to 14 December as part of the International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC) 2011, a biennial conference organised by the Nanyang Technological University and IEEE Singapore.

Sponsored by Contact Singapore, cash prizes will be awarded to 10 winning entries. We welcome all interested students or working professionals to participate. The deadline for submission is 1 June 2011. Read on for more details on the competition.

About Chip Design Competition
Theme: Energy and Variability Aware Circuits and Systems
The continuous scaling of devices technology has introduced drastic variation of process and design parameters, which lead to severe variability of chip performance in nanometer regime. As uncertainties due to process and technology variations are expected to increase in each generation, it will have a significant impact on the chip performance as well as the reliability and yield. Another challenging issue is the high power consumption due to excessive leakage power and higher packing density in nanometer integrated circuit and system design.

As a result, circuits and systems are often over-designed to compensate for these uncertainties and variations. These over-designed circuits and systems not only will increase chip area and power consumption but also make timing closure, matching and optimisation difficult. All these technical challenges will inevitably reduce battery life in portable applications and impose greater challenges in cooling and packaging in non-portable systems.

This Chip Design Competition aims to address some of these complex issues, improve the chip design productivity and develop new design methodologies, novel circuits and systems to circumvent variations in process technology and power/energy.

A total of 10 cash prizes will be awarded. Each submission can be an individual or a team effort.
One gold winner S$10,000
Two silver winners S$6,000 each
Seven bronze winners S$3,000 each
At least one author of each winning entry is required to stay one more day on 15 December 2011 to attend a one-day networking programme arranged by Contact Singapore.

Submission deadline: 1 June 2011

For more submission and competition details, click here.
To join the competition, click here.

About International Symposium on Integrated Circuits (ISIC)

ISIC, a biennial conference held in Singapore, is organised by the Nanyang Technological University and IEEE Singapore. ISIC dates back to 1985 and is now recognised as one of the major conferences in the highly important field of theory, design, and implementation of integrated circuits and systems.

ISIC 2011 which will be held from 12 to 14 December will offer a rich programme of the highest quality with distinguished invited speakers from all over the world and provide a broad forum of exchanges for researchers and IC designers. For more information, log on to

About Singapore
In the heart of Asia lies Singapore – a bustling, world-class city state that has made waves around the world for its business excellence, connectivity to the world and its innovation.

Singapore has been consistently acknowledged as a global business hub – one that features developed infrastructure, political stability, open business policies, a skilled workforce, the use of English as the main working language and respect for intellectual property rights. To date, more than 7,000 multinational companies have set up bases in Singapore, next to 150,000 small and medium enterprises. Business owners all over the world regard Singapore as an ideal location to grow their businesses, with many of them using the country as a springboard to tap into other emerging markets in Asia.

Besides being ranked by the World Bank in 2009 as the world’s easiest place to do business (out of 183 countries), Singapore has, among its many accolades, the top ranking in the 2009-2010 Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum as being the most competitive economy in Asia, and was also ranked by the Worldwide Quality of Living Index 2010 (by Mercer Human Resource Consulting) as the top Asian country for its quality of life.

Global talent accounts for about 30% of the workforce, attracted by open recruitment policies, low personal taxation, a meritocratic society that embraces diversity, and a high quality of life in a cosmopolitan environment.

About Contact Singapore 
Contact Singapore is an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower.
It aims to attract global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore.

With offices in Asia, Europe and North America, Contact Singapore is the one-stop centre for those who wish to pursue a rewarding career in Singapore, as well as individuals and entrepreneurs who are keen to invest in or initiate new business activities here. Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with global talent and provides updates on career opportunities and industry developments in Singapore. We work with public and private sector partners to facilitate the interests of potential individual investors in Singapore.

For more information on working, investing and living in Singapore, please visit
For more job opportunities in Singapore, please visit our job portal at

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Best regards, 
Puay York

Lee Puay York
Head (Southeast Asia)
Contact Singapore

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