2008 FTF Green Design Challenge Features $61,000 in Prizes

The registration deadline for the 2008 Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Design Challenge Americas is January 31, 2008. This challenge encourages innovation in environmental design and offers compelling incentives to encourage designers to “go green.” Freescale invites the engineering community to find creative ways to use less energy, limit the environmental impact of existing products, and create new products that help improve the environment. Participants will create innovative, green electronic designs using a select group of solutions from the company’s broad product portfolio. Participants will retain the intellectual property rights to their designs.

All registrants will receive 50 percent off admission to the 2008 Freescale Technology Forum Americas with their completed registration.

The top ten finalists will receive $1,000 each. The first place winner of FTF Americas and all regional FTF Design Challenges will receive $10,000, second place receives $5,000 and third place receives $2,000.

Winners of each regional FTF Design Challenge will be announced at their corresponding Freescale Technology Forum event. FTF Americas takes place June 16-19, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

Regional first place winners will all be invited to compete against each other for the $50,000 grand prize at the end of the year, bringing the total cash purse for the global winner to $61,000.

About the FTF Design Challenge
Freescale is hosting Design Challenges in the Americas, Japan, Europe, India and China to reward the most inventive green embedded designs with cash prizes and high-profile recognition. The Americas Challenge is open to engineers and students in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, United States, Canada and Mexico. All entries for the Americas FTF Design Challenge must be submitted online by Jan. 31, 2008. The first place winner will receive $10,000 USD, second place $5,000 and third place $2,000. FTF Design Challenge first place winners will be invited to participate in the Grand FTF Design Challenge, competing with first place winners from regional programs including the Americas, Japan, Europe, China and India for the $50,000 grand prize and a ticket to the FTF 2009 of his or her choice. Regional challenges will coincide with Freescale regional FTF programs.

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with 2006 sales of $6.4 billion (USD).

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