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Mon, Feb 01, 2010

Xilinx Inc. Sponsors 'Part-Time-Scientists' X-Prize Team

Joins Texas Instruments As Semiconductor Partner In The Effort

Team Part-Time-Scientists announced Thursday that semiconductor manufacturer Xilinx Inc. is an official sponsor of their Google Lunar X-Prize effort. 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 growing list of sponsors of the team Part-Time-Scientists. Among them is another semiconductor industry giant, Texas Instruments.

FMI: www.part-time-scientists.com

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