The laureate of the RA State Prize for Global Investment in IT 2020 is the President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys Dr. Chi-Fun Chan
18 November 2021
Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Armenia for Global Investment in IT 2020, the President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Synopsys Dr. Chi-Fun Chan today received the RA State Prize for Global Investment in the IT sphere in 2020 by the Chief of the RA Prime Minister's Staff Arayik Harutyunyan.
The award ceremony was followed by a special envelope and postcard redemption ceremony, which was conducted by the Chief of the RA Prime Minister's Staff Arayik Harutyunyan, the Minister of High Technological Industry of the Republic of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan, the Chief Executive Officer of “HayPost” Hayk Karapetyan, the 11th laureate of the State Prize in IT Chi-Fun Chan and the President of the Armenian Philatelists Association Hovik Musayelyan.
“The world is constantly changing. People's lives are constantly changing depending on climate, life systems and infrastructure, supply chain and other changes. In this list, we can add the Covid pandemic that has swept the entire world.
Everything is interconnected. To resist all changes, different measures are needed. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Machine learning, Cloud technologies help to adapt to these changes in human life.
All of this is becoming a reality thanks to semiconductor technology. Synopsis is its heart. Through the tools and technologies of Synopsys, the world around us is becoming smarter, safer and more secure, creating an ecosystem in which all participants work together. Trust is at the heart of this collaboration. This confidence brought us to Armenia. Armenia has met our expectations,” said Chi-Fung Chan, the President and co-CEO of Synopsys.
“There are many big players in the information technology world, but among them there are people who have made an exceptional contribution to changing the course of human life, and we want to honor such individuals first through this annual awards ceremony, and then, by hosting them in Armenia, to communicate with these giants. We have a lot to learn from them. This is also a unique opportunity for our youth to have direct contact with world legends,” said Hovik Musayelyan, the Director of Synopsys Armenia and the award committee works coordinator.
For 11 years in a row, Viva-MTS is the General Partner of the RA State Prize for Global Investment in IT.
The previous winners of the RA State Award for Global IT Investment were the former Chairman of the Board of Intel Corporation Craig R. Barrett (2010), Steve Wozniak, the Co-Founder of Apple Computer Corporation (2011), the Honorary Chairman of Synaptics Federico Fagin (2012), Tsugio Makimoto, the President of the Union of Semiconductor Industry Specialists and the President of Techno Vision (2013), The President of Cisco Development Mario Mazzola (2014), the CEO of Kaspersky Lab Eugene Kaspersky (2015), the CEO of Open-Root and the co-founder of the Internet Louis Pouzin (2016), the founder of Nest Labs and the creator of the iPod brand Tony Fadell (2017), the co-founder of National Instruments Dr. James Truchard (2018), the Carnegie Mellon University Professor Dr. Takeo Kanade (2019).
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