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|Freescale Announces Finalists in its First Green FTF Design Challenge|
Top five receive advanced Freescale tools to develop sustainable designs and compete for cash prizes totaling $61,000
AUSTIN, Texas – 13 June, 2008 – Freescale Semiconductor today announced the five finalists invited to compete in the company's first green engineering design contest. The Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Design Challenge Europe finalists will strive to develop the next generation of sustainable embedded systems based on Freescale's energy-efficient technologies and easy-to-design-with development tools.
Freescale selected five finalists from a field of more than 200 participants made up of embedded systems developers and engineering students representing Europe. Each submission was judged on creativity, design efficiency, technical complexity, number of Freescale devices used, and overall application innovation to improve the environment.
Each of the five finalists will receive a $1,000 (USD) award, a professional CodeWarrior® development platform and a video camera to capture their design building experience. Freescale invites these finalists to develop prototypes of their designs to be submitted to an expert panel for final judging at FTF Europe, October 7.
Other International FTF Design Challenges have opened over the past several months. Freescale will award more finalists' prizes and a first-place winner in each regional design challenge. In addition to the five first-place winners receiving $10,000, they will be invited to move on to the Grand FTF Design Challenge where they can vie for an additional $50,000 in prizes and a ticket to the FTF 2009 of his or her choice.
Freescale will announce the FTF Design Challenge Europe first place winner who will receive $10,000, second place winner who will receive $5,000 and third place winner will receive $2,000.
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