Mon, Feb 01, 2010
Joins Texas Instruments As Semiconductor Partner In The
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.
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