News Feed Item
Mouser, TE Connectivity and Altera Team Up to Sponsor FIRST® Championship
|By Business Wire
|April 21, 2014 04:08 PM EDT
Electronics, Inc., a leading engineering resource and global
authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components, will
sponsor this week’s 2014 FIRST® Championship,
set for April 23-26 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis. Mouser will
be the sponsor of the FIRST® Robotics
Competition (FRC) Hall of Fame area at the event, along with TE
Connectivity and Altera.
Mouser Electronics is an avid supporter of the FIRST Robotics Competition which promotes STEM education among students. In this year's Aerial Assist(SM) contest, robots built by students must toss the balls into the goals. The FIRST Championship event occurs this week April 23-26 in St. Louis. (Photo: Business Wire)
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), students in
grades K-12 are engaged in exciting mentor-based programs that build
science, engineering, and technology skills. The FIRST Robotics
Competition, one of four FIRST programs, provides high-school
students with a “real-world engineering” experience.
“Mouser is dedicated to inspiring and fostering young people's interest
in science and technology, and we are proud to sponsor an event that
celebrates the brightest young minds of today and the engineers of the
future,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser’s Vice President of Technical
Marketing. “The FIRST Championship event puts the spotlight on
innovative students from around the world who are solving real-world
The FRC Hall of Fame exhibit at the FIRST Championship,
co-sponsored by Mouser, TE and Altera, highlights the past recipients of
the Chairman’s Award – the highest honor awarded in FRC. This award goes
not to the team that earns the most points in the competition, but to
the team that best exemplifies the goals and values of FIRST. The
FRC Hall of Fame celebrates past winners of the Chairman’s Award, and
holds them up as examples for other teams to emulate.
Mouser will also staff a large booth in the exhibition hall featuring
its unique capabilities as the design-fulfillment distributor offering
the newest products and advanced technologies from over 500
manufacturers. Mouser stocks the newest products from TE and Altera,
along with other leading manufacturers. To learn more, visit http://www.mouser.com.
Mouser was a major sponsor of the FRC Regional Competition in Irving,
TX, and a contributor of the FRC Kits of Parts (KoP) in partnership with
the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA). Each FRC team
receives a KoP, which includes motors, batteries, a control system, a
PC, and a mix of automation components — with no instructions.
Teams had six weeks to transform their kit into a working robot designed
to perform specific tasks. This year’s competition is the Aerial AssistSM.
Mouser has been a major supporter of the FRC Regional and FIRST
Championship for the past several years. To learn more about Mouser’s
support of FIRST, visit www.mouser.com/first.
With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser
caters to design engineers and buyers by delivering What’s Next in
advanced technologies. Mouser offers customers 20 global support
locations and stocks the world’s widest selection of the latest
semiconductors and electronic components for the newest design
projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is updated many times per day and
searches more than 10 million products to locate over 4 million
orderable part numbers available for easy online purchase. Mouser.com
also houses an industry-first interactive catalog, data sheets,
supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design
information, and engineering tools.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an
award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component
distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and
technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com
features more than 4 million products online from more than 500
manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing
designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the
next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to more
than 400,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft.
state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information,
About TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in
connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart
of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including
automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer
devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s
long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps
its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on
communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000
employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the
world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the
company, visit: www.TE.com.
Altera® programmable solutions enable designers of electronic systems to
rapidly and cost effectively innovate, differentiate and win in their
markets. Altera offers FPGAs, SoCs, CPLDs, ASICs and complementary
technologies, such as power management, to provide high-value solutions
to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.altera.com.
Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST®
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989
to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.
Based in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible, innovative
programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while
motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology,
and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies
and more than $19 million in college scholarships, the not-for-profit
organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics
Competition (FRC® ) for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST®
Tech Challenge (FTC® ) for Grades 7-12; FIRST®
LEGO® League (FLL® )
for Grades 4-8; and Junior FIRST® LEGO®
League (Jr.FLL®) for Grades K-3. Gracious
Professionalism® is a way of doing things that encourages
high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects
individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go to www.usfirst.org.
Mouser and Mouser Electronics are registered trademarks of Mouser
Electronics, Inc. All other products, logos, and company names mentioned
herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20140421005796/en/
Cloud-based NCLC (No-code/low code) application builder platforms empower everyone in the organization to quickly build applications and executable processes that broaden access, deepen collaboration, and enhance transparency for all team members.
Line of business owners (LOBO) and operations managers know best their part of the business and their processes. IT departments are beginning to leverage NCLC platforms to empower and enable LOBOs to lead the innovation, transform the organization, an...
May. 6, 2016 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 208
As enterprises around the world struggle with their digital transformation efforts, many are finding that innovative digital teams are moving much faster than their hidebound IT organizations. Rather than struggling to convince traditional IT to get with the digital program, executives are taking advice from IT research firm Gartner, and encouraging existing IT to continue in their desultory ways.
However, many CIOs are realizing the dangers of following Gartner’s advice. The central challenge ...
May. 6, 2016 02:42 PM EDT
Unless you don’t use the internet, don’t live in California, or haven’t been paying attention to the recent news… you should be aware that self-driving cars are on their way to becoming a reality. I have seen them – they are real.
If you believe in the future reality of self-driving cars, then continue reading on. If you don’t believe in the future possibilities, then I am not sure what to do to convince you other than discuss the very real changes that will roll out with the consumer producti...
May. 6, 2016 02:15 PM EDT Reads: 907
Cloud Object Storage is effectively infinitely scalable and boasts the lowest total costs. But cloud SLAs and T&Cs are traditionally optimized for huge customers like Netflix, so applications demanding better confidentiality or higher availability typically can’t reap the benefits of public cloud storage.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Don Martin, CTO of Security First Corp, will provide an overview of innovative technologies available today – secret sharing and information dispersal algori...
May. 6, 2016 02:02 PM EDT Reads: 147
There is an ever-growing explosion of new devices that are connected to the Internet using “cloud” solutions. This rapid growth is creating a massive new demand for efficient access to data. And it’s not just about connecting to that data anymore.
This new demand is bringing new issues and challenges and it is important for companies to scale for the coming growth. And with that scaling comes the need for greater security, gathering and data analysis, storage, connectivity and, of course, the...
May. 6, 2016 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,366
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, will explain how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
May. 6, 2016 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,405
In the world of DevOps there are ‘known good practices’ – aka ‘patterns’ – and ‘known bad practices’ – aka ‘anti-patterns.' Many of these patterns and anti-patterns have been developed from real world experience, especially by the early adopters of DevOps theory; but many are more feasible in theory than in practice, especially for more recent entrants to the DevOps scene.
In this power panel at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, moderated by DevOps Conference Chair Andi Mann, panelists will dis...
May. 6, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,185
See storage differently! Storage performance problems have only gotten worse and harder to solve as applications have become largely virtualized and moved to a cloud-based infrastructure. Storage performance in a virtualized environment is not just about IOPS, it is about how well that potential performance is guaranteed to individual VMs for these apps as the number of VMs keep going up real time.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in product and marketing at Tintri, will discu...
May. 6, 2016 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,210
trust and privacy in their ecosystem. Assurance and protection of device identity, secure data encryption and authentication are the key security challenges organizations are trying to address when integrating IoT devices. This holds true for IoT applications in a wide range of industries, for example, healthcare, consumer devices, and manufacturing.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lancen LaChance, vice president of product management, IoT solutions at GlobalSign, will teach IoT developers how t...
May. 6, 2016 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 836
The pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, will discuss how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best.
He will discuss how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors...
May. 6, 2016 11:57 AM EDT Reads: 250
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...
May. 6, 2016 10:53 AM EDT Reads: 198
So, you bought into the current machine learning craze and went on to collect millions/billions of records from this promising new data source. Now, what do you do with them? Too often, the abundance of data quickly turns into an abundance of problems. How do you extract that "magic essence" from your data without falling into the common pitfalls?
In her session at @ThingsExpo, Natalia Ponomareva, Software Engineer at Google, will provide tips on how to be successful in large scale machine lear...
May. 6, 2016 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 1,597
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus inter...
May. 6, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,528
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...
May. 6, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,107
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
May. 6, 2016 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,319