Google Lunar X Prize Competitor Part-Time-Scientists Adds Xilinx as Partner

January 28, 2010

Today, team Part-Time-Scientists announced Xilinx Inc. as an official sponsor of the team. The semiconductor industry leader is the world’s biggest provider of programmable platforms. As inventor of the first commercially viable field programmable gate array (FPGA), Xilinx provides the Part-Time-Scientists with technology and know how that put rovers on Mars and help create ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment) at CERN.

Team Part-Time-Scientists, headquartered in Berlin, Germany with 38 team members is among 21 teams from 18 countries that are competing for their share of the $30 million prize purse.

“We’re happy to have a sponsor like Xilinx which approaches innovative projects with the same enthusiasm like us. Together we want to set a new standard for embedded development and high-frequency communications. We always use the most cutting edge technology available on the market. Having Xilinx as a sponsor is tremendous. With the wide variety of space grade circuits on their résumé our development will improve even further” said Team Leader Robert Boehme.

Xilinx Inc. joins the ever growing list of sponsors of the team Part-Time-Scientists. Among them is another semiconductor industry giant, Texas Instruments. For a complete list of the teams sponsors visit our Partners section

For more information about team Part-Time-Scientists, please visit. High resolution photographs, video and other team materials are available upon request.


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