Mouser Electronics Sponsors Hall of Fame at FIRST Championship

International Robotics Contest Inspires and Challenges Students

, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader empowering
innovation, is pleased to announce that it will once again be a major
sponsor of the FIRST®
Championship. Mouser will sponsor the Hall of Fame Exhibit at the title
matches, honoring the winning teams with the esteemed Chairman’s Award.
Joining Mouser in this sponsorship at the robotics competition are
valued manufacturer partners Nordic
and ON

The 2017 FIRST Championship will be held in two locations: April
19–22 in Houston at the George R. Brown Convention Center, followed by
the second weekend, April 26–29, in St. Louis at the America’s Center
Convention Complex.

Mouser is a strong supporter of the FIRST (For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition, an
international high school robotics building contest that began in 1992.
This year’s creative FIRST STEAMWORKS
theme promises to inspire and challenge students and entertain audiences
of all ages with its take on the steampunk subculture.

The mission of FIRST is to inspire young people to be leaders in
science and technology through exciting mentor-based programs that build
science, engineering and technology skills. FIRST programs
inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including
self-confidence, communication and leadership.

“Science education is at the heart of who we are at Mouser, we are proud
to continue sponsoring a program that supports the brightest young minds
and future engineers,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser’s Senior Vice President
of Marketing. “The FIRST Robotics Competition provides students
with a platform for innovation, a chance to solve real engineering
challenges, and an opportunity to build character and self-esteem.”

The FIRST Robotics Competition Hall of Fame exhibit at the FIRST
highlights the past recipients of the Chairman’s Award,
the highest honor awarded in the FIRST Robotics Competitions.
Instead of awarding the Chairman’s Award to the team that earns the most
points in the competition, FIRST honors the team that best
exemplifies the goals and values of FIRST.

Since 2012, Mouser has supported FIRST Robotics Competition at
the local, regional, and international levels, including donating
electronic components to FIRST teams. The program challenges high
school students to build 120-pound robots that complete a different task
each year using a standard set of parts, plus any additional
off-the-shelf or custom parts. Each team receives a kit of parts,
including motors, batteries, a control system, a PC, and a mix of
automation components — with no instructions. Teams have six weeks to
transform their kits into working robots designed to perform specific

To learn more about how Mouser supports FIRST, visit

With its broad product line and unsurpassed customer service, Mouser
strives to empower innovation among design engineers and buyers by
delivering advanced technologies. Mouser stocks the world’s widest
selection of the latest semiconductors and electronic components for the
newest design projects. Mouser Electronics’ website is continually
updated and offers advanced search methods to help customers quickly
locate inventory. also houses 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 rapid New Product Introductions from its
manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The
global distributor’s website,, is available in multiple
languages and currencies and features more than 4 million products from
over 600 manufacturers. Mouser offers 22 support locations around the
world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to
over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft.
state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information,

Nordic Semiconductor

Nordic Semiconductor provides class-leading levels of wireless
performance and sophistication at a price that enables the company’s
ultralow power (ULP) wireless chips to be used in even the most
cost-sensitive consumer products. Nordic Semiconductor’s chips can be
found in products such as wireless PC peripherals, gaming controllers,
sports and fitness sensors, toys, advanced multi-media controllers, and
digital/satellite TV (set-top box) remotes and much more.

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor is a premier supplier of high-performance,
energy-efficient silicon solutions for green electronics. ON
Semiconductor’s broad portfolio of power and signal management, logic,
discrete and custom devices helps customers efficiently solve their
design challenges in automotive, communications, computing, consumer,
industrial, LED lighting, medical, military/aerospace and power


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Mouser Electronics
Further information, contact:
Kevin Hess,
Senior Vice President of Marketing
press inquiries, contact:
Kelly DeGarmo, 817-804-7764
Corporate Communications and Media Relations