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Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute

Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute
Established 1956 (1956)
Field of research
Staff over 7,000
Location Yerevan, Armenia
Website .am.ycrdiwww

The Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute (YCRDI) (Armenian: Երևանի մաթեմատիկական մեքենաների գիտահետազոտական ինստիտուտ (ԵրՄՄԳՀԻ) (Yerevani mat'ematikakan mekenaneri gitahetazotakan institut (YerMMGHI))), is a scientific research institute and the pioneer of the IT and software industry in the Republic of Armenia. It was founded by the government of USSR in 1956 in Yerevan for the development of computer equipment. It became a major centre for the development of computers and automatic control systems for civil and defense purposes.

One of the buildings in the YCRDI complex converted to Yerevan Expo trade fair center

At the beginning of the 1990s, the institute employed over 7,000 staff.

Կիբեռնետիկայի մուսան (Cybernetic Muse), a statue by Yervand Kochar in the vicinity of YCRDI


  • History of creation of electronic computers - Third generation
  • Brief history of YCRDI
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