Armenia’s Microelectronics Renaissance

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Armenia’s Microelectronics Renaissance

March 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Armenia’s Microelectronics Renaissance
Explore Armenia’s Microelectronics Renaissance -Modern History and Future Through Firsthand Involvement of Sedrak Sargisian
Join us on April 1, 2024, at 8:30 AM for an enlightening and intriguing edition of our Ground Zero Breakfast Series. We are privileged to feature Sedrak Sargisian , an esteemed figure in the world of microelectronics.
Sedrak will share exclusive insights into “Armenia’s Microelectronics Renaissance: The Untold Story”—a compelling tale of how Armenia’s post-1991 microelectronics sector underwent a dramatic revival and transformation. From the pioneering days of agile startups in Silicon Valley and development teams in Yerevan to the groundbreaking entrance of industry titans like Synopsys, Mentor Graphics, Siemens, AMD, and Xilinx. Listen as he unfolds the narratives of innovation, the fascinating merger and acquisition sagas, and the collaborative ethos that reignited technological progress in Armenia.
Karén Gyulbudaghyan will moderate the session as always. His expertise, insight, and engaging moderation style promise to make this an unmissable dialogue on Armenia’s tech sector evolution.
About the Speaker:
Sedrak Sargsian, Senior Director of Development Engineering at Siemens, embodies visionary leadership in technology. He oversees the development of DFM applications for Calibre, the industry standard for IC physical verification. A Yerevan State University alumnus, Sedrak’s career trajectory includes co-founding Ponte Solutions, securing $17M+ in investments, and influential stints at leading firms including Mentor Graphics and Intel Corporation. Today, he is a driving force in academia-industry collaborations, cultivating the next tech vanguard in Armenia.
About Ground Zero Specialty Cafe:
Ground Zero Specialty Cafe stands at the intersection of innovation, community, and social responsibility. Recognized as the leading venture café in the EMEA and APAC regions, it is more than just a place for coffee. It is a hub for entrepreneurs, thinkers, and activists to meet, collaborate, and spark change.
Join us! Embark on a narrative journey and experience a morning of stimulating discussions, historical revelations, and forward-looking perspectives.
Event Details:
– Date: April 1, 2024
– Time: 8:30 AM
– Venue: 1 Saryan St., Yerevan
Reserve your seat now —space is limited. An invigorating blend of inspiration and top-notch coffee awaits you


March 29
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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