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This correspondence introduces a student LSI design contest http://www.LSI-contest.com/ which is annually held at Okinawa in March. Year 2009 contest was 12th anniversary. Applicants are not only from Japan but also from all over Asian countries. The main purpose of this contest is to develop LSI design skills for college students. This correspondence introduces LSI design contest from various aspects such as background, history, finance, attendees, design topics and incidental forum. From these facts, we try to find the way how to promise boosting semiconductor industry and business in Japan as well as in Asian countries in future.