Yerevan Computer Research

Development Institute


In 1967 the institute was instructed to develop a computer system of national interest named "Prism".

For the operation to work in the 10th department of the institute, laboratories were created for the development of logical-analogue elements and devices. In this direction, large-scale work was carried out for more than a year and a half. The general principles of constructing the complex, structural schemes and element base were developed. Despite the fact that the development of the complex was stopped by the customer for reasons beyond the control of the institute, during this period some foundations were laid at the institute for the creation of circuitry and technical bases for hybrid integrated schemes. A range of elements of hybrid integrated microcircuits of the series "VAN" were built together with their control panel.

The operation on the complex "PRISM" was completed by drafting a technical report.

The development of the complex was carried out by Mihran Semerdjyan, Robert Atoyan, Sargis Ghazaryan, Henrik Alanakyan, Levon Grigoryan, Vladimir Arustamyan, Kirov Petrosyan, Grigor Bakaryan, Hakob Sargsyan, Levon Abovyan, Eduard Harutyunyan, Hrachya Grigoryan, Yuri Badamyanc, Arkady Sargsyan and others.