January 28, 2010
Today, team Part-Time-Scientists announced Xilinx Inc. as an official sponsor of the team. The semiconductor industry leader is the worldâ€™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.
â€œWeâ€™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 rÃ©sumÃ© our development will improve even furtherâ€ 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
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Xilinx is the worldwide leader in complete programmable logic solutions. For more information, visit http://www.xilinx.com.