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Xinyx Design Champions Future Engineers with Nationwide Competition

Xinyx Unlocked 2023

Xinyx Design recently sponsored "Xinyx Unlocked 2023," a nationwide sandbox competition aimed at bringing together the brightest young minds of the 21st century. 

Focused on emphasizing the crucial role of IC design in the Philippines, the competition provided a platform for engineering students specializing in microelectronics.
"Xinyx Unlocked is our initiative to showcase IC Design as a promising and rapidly growing career path that our next generation of graduates should be aware of. Filipino engineers are world-class and always in demand. We aim to elevate the field of engineering, nurture design thinking in our students, and position ourselves competitively in the regional and global market," explained Charade Avondo, Xinyx Design President and General Manager.

Xinyx Unlocked 2023

 The winning teams of the Xynix Unlocked 2023 nationwide contest are as follows:

Grand Prize: First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities [FAITH]
Contest Entry: "GESTULEARN: HAND TRACKING AND GESTURE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR ASSISTIVE TEACHING IN SPECIAL EDUCATION"
Engr. Adonis S. Santos, Mentor
Ivan Renz T. Eser, Lead
Vianca Dhenise D. Vergara, Member 1
Jafeth C. Estocado, Member 2

1st Runner Up: Mindanao State University, General Santos [MSU-GENSAN]
Contest Entry: "FPGA-BASED NEAR-INFRARED GLUCOMETER WITH APP INTEGRATION"
Cristina P. Dadula, Mentor
Dr. Ryan Banal, Mentor
Laurenz Clyde A. Garcia, Lead
Kenneth Arnyl F. Diaz, Member 1
Kimbian S. Lim, Member 2

2nd Runner Up: Caraga State University [CSU]
Contest Entry: "DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A MONITORING SYSTEM FOR FLOATING SOLAR PLATFORM"
Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa, Mentor
Ricky Pie Resonable, Lead
Harvey L. Ablagador, Member 1
Jesryniel Plaza, Member 2
Jocelyn Llorente, Member 3

Winners received cash prizes: Grand Prize: ₱70,000; 1st Runner-Up: ₱20,000; 2nd Runner-Up: ₱10,000. The grand prize-winning team also receives a monthly stipend of ₱10,000 for two academic years.

The competition, launched under the theme "From Problems to Possibilities: Building Tomorrow’s Cities Today," underscores the need for inventive solutions in urban development anchored on microelectronics. Xinyx aims to spark the interest of the younger generation in this crucial industry and encourage them to contribute their talents to economic and social development.

In a broader context, industry projections indicate significant growth in the integrated circuits market, with a projected annual growth rate (CAGR 2023-2027) of 11.50%, reaching a market volume of US$8.27 billion by 2027. However, a study from the Semiconductor Industry Association in Washington warns of a shortfall of 70,000 technicians, computer scientists, and engineers in the U.S. semiconductor industry by 2030.

A total of 58 entries were received from state colleges and universities nationwide, with notable finalists from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Xinyx Design, a 100% Filipino-owned integrated circuit design solutions company, boasts over a decade of experience in custom analog and custom digital design. Operating in the Philippines and the Netherlands, the company, founded in 2009, has grown from nine engineers to a team of 350. Renowned for reliability and excellence, Xinyx serves more than 20 top global customers with over 650 project releases in its portfolio.
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