TIE Concept


A WAY to turn your HOBBY into PROFESSION


Welcome to the TIE Event!

The INTERCONNECTION TECHNIQUES IN ELECTRONICS (TIE) contest is a student professional contest whose objective is to promote technological computer aided design (CAE-CAD-CAM) of electronic modules. This contest brings together students from different Universities since 1992. Students have a great opportunity by taking part in this contest. A good organization and a total transparency during the contest are the main coordinates proving professionalism and fair-play among students keen on electronic packaging.



Every year TIE gathers the greatest student PCB designers form around the country in the ultimate showdown in which not only pride and glory are at stake, but also important prizes to be won. At the end of the contest, there can be only one winner, however, all contestants meeting a score margin established by the Industrial Advisor Committee receive a “Certificate of Competence”, recognizing their professional abilities as PCB designers.

Being in close relations with the industry, TIE contestants are widely sought by highly appraised companies for internships and hiring after graduating their studies. As a result, many examples of past TIE contestant can be found in high ranking functions at important companies around the country and around the world, often returning to TIE as part of the “Industrial Advisor Committee”.

TIE not only aims to bring industry and university together, in a tighter, more constant collaboration but under its slogan, „Turn your hobby into a profession!”, also targets to challenge students to think outside of the box, to face them with real-life design challenges and present to them what are the industry’s expectations from an engineering graduate. Therefore, besides the student contest, workshops and presentations held by both foreign universities as well as electronics companies go along with the contest every year.

Sponsors of the contest also get a chance to present their offers and products both to students and committee members, either by exposing roll-ups, banners or even presentation stands or by means of oral presentations. TIE welcomes everyone interested in the field of electronics, PCB design but not only to actively participate in the sponsoring and organizing the contest.

New in 2014 is the support offered by the AFCEA (Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association), Chapter Bucharest, through AFCEA Support Committee. AFCEA Student Chapters from around the country play an important role in preparing and recruiting students for the contest, and their involvement in the contest is a vital part.

We look forward to seeing all the contestants, their advisors and committee members, as well as all our sponsors and key people who annually ensure the growth of the contest not only in its size, but also in its general acknowledgement by the industry.

For more information regarding the contest regulation, please visit TIE 2020 Regulations, or find us on Facebook as TIE.Romania!

For sponsoring the event and obtain valuable networking experience, please visit TIE 2020 Partners and Sponsors.