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Teams enter final round of microcontroller comp

Update: February, 27/2014 - 09:20

HCM CITY (VNS)— Fourteen teams from universities, colleges and companies took part in the final round of the first Viet Nam MicroController Application Contest (VMAC) that kicked off at the National University of HCM City yesterday.

The event is organised by the Steering Board of HCM City Integrated Circuit (IC) Development Programme, the city's Department of Science and Technology, and the IC Design Research & Education Centre (ICDREC) under the National University of HCM City.

The contest, which kicked off January 15 of last year, aims to create high-quality products involving chips and microcontrollers, according to Ngo Duc Hoang, director of ICDREC.

He said the VMAC was launched in HCM City, Ha Noi and Da Nang and the challenge was open for individuals and organisations nationwide.

Participants were supplied with the cheap microcontroller SG8V1 version by ICDREC with 150,000 pieces, and contestants were challenged to offer new applications for specific products, said Hoang.

The winner will be given a cash prize of VND30 million (nearly US$1,500), while the first and second runner-ups will receive VND20 million and VND10 million, respectively. — VNS

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