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Source: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

20.11.2020Press release: 180/2020

BMBF and VDE award winners of the “Invent a Chip Challenge”

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Association of Electrical, Electronics and Information Technology (VDE) gave virtual awards to the winners of this year’s “Invent a Chip Challenge” school competition yesterday evening. Due to the pandemic, there was no practical phase in the competition for the first time in 2020 in which the young people could work on their inventions. Instead, this year exciting tinkering tasks were solved over four months in a new online competition. On the occasion of the award ceremony, Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek declared: “We need the brightest and most creative minds for our country of innovation! There is a lot of inventive potential in our students. The ‘Invent a Chip’ competition shows this anew every year. I am particularly impressed by how deeply the young people immerse themselves in the complex subject and become real experts in chip design. Your commitment to the competition shows impressively how much fun it can be to work with microelectronics, one of the most important future topics for Germany as a country of innovation. That is why we in the Federal Cabinet approved the new research and innovation framework program for microelectronics for the coming years. In the ‘Invent a Chip’ competition, the students showed exactly what we need: creative ideas, curiosity about knowledge and the desire to try new things. We cannot have enough of so much inventive talent in Germany. “Ansgar Hinz, Chairman of the VDE said:” We are pleased that we can honor many committed young people at our virtual award ceremony. You dared the digital adventure and thus contributed to the success of the challenge. Much went far beyond traditional school knowledge. We are particularly pleased that the students have found efficient solutions in the best engineering manner, also in the context of the online format. ”Background: The student competition, which has been held annually since 2002, is jointly organized by the BMBF and the VDE. Scientific supervision is provided by the Institute for Microelectronic Systems – Department of Architectures and Systems – at Leibniz Universität Hannover. Young people from grades 8 to 13 from general or vocational schools in Germany can take part in the “Invent a Chip” student competition “Invent a Chip Challenge” each receive prize money of 500 euros, a special hardware developer board for chip design, an online tutorial – plus contacts to companies and universities, for example through internships. Numerous sponsors support the current round of the competition “Invent a Chip”: Bosch, Cologne Chip, Globalfoundries, Infineon, Mentor Graphics, Siemens, Videantis, DKE German Commission for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies in DIN and VDE. The winners at a glance: Darya Annina from the Aldegrever-Gymnasium in Soest (North Rhine-Westphalia) Marc Christoph Bremer from the Ratsgymnasium in Stadthagen (Lower Saxony) Markus Gschoßmann from the Deutschherren-Gymnasium in Aichach (Bavaria) Thore Lencer from the Gustav-Freytag-Gymnasium in Gotha (Thuringia) Julius Makowski from Friedlieb-Ferdinand-Runge-Gymnasium in Oranienburg (Brandenburg) Nikolas Rieger from the state high school for gifted students in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Baden-Württemberg) Stefan Sedlmair from the high school Markt Indersdorf (Bavaria) Luca Wasmuth from the Europa-Gymnasium Warstein ( North Rhine-Westphalia) Lorenz Wildberg from the Theresienschule in Berlin (Berlin) Jan-Lukas Zakes from the Johann-Georg-Doertenbach-Schule in Calw (Baden-Württemberg) The award ceremony has been available since November 19, 7pm, at: https: / /


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