The Media Are Invited to Attend the FIRST® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional

  The Media Are Invited to Attend the FIRST® Robotics Competition Arizona
  Regional

Business Wire

-- March 12, 2013

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP):

                     The Media Are Invited to Attend the
                FIRST^® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional
                              March 22-23, 2013
                             8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
                             Hamilton High School
                           3700 South Arizona Ave.
                              Chandler, AZ 85248

Key Facts:

  *High-school robotics competition
  *Any student participating on a FIRST team is eligible to apply for $16
    million in scholarships
  *50 teams participating, including 44 from Arizona, one from Mexico, three
    from New Mexico and two from California
  *Teams had six weeks to build a robot that can throw Frisbees to score
    points. Teams can score extra points if their robots climb towers in the
    final seconds of a two-minute and fifteen-second match. Three teams are
    grouped into “alliances” for each match.
  *Winners are eligible to attend the FRC World Championship in St. Louis,
    Apr. 24-27, 2013
  *Free and open to the public

*** INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES ***

  *Still and video photography permitted
  *Media interview opportunities with FIRST students and their mentors from
    the community

Chandler, Ariz.-based Microchip Technology is the organizing sponsor of the
FRC Arizona Regional. For more information and to schedule interviews,
contact:

Terri Thorson, Public Relations Specialist
Microchip Technology Inc.
480-792-4386
terri.thorson@microchip.com

On-site media contact:
Carol Popovich, Regional Director, Cell 480-335-2091

High-res FIRST Logo available through contact, or Flickr:
http://www.microchip.com/get/EFSC
More information about FIRST in Arizona
http://www.microchip.com/get/UNR8
More information about FIRST, worldwide:
http://www.microchip.com/get/UNR8

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of
microcontroller, mixed-signal analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing
low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to
market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered
in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along
with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the
Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/get/CSXF.

Note: The Microchip name and logo are registered trademarks of Microchip
Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A., and other countries. All other
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Tags / Keywords: FIRST, STEM education, robotics competition

Contact:

Microchip Technology Inc.
Terri Thorson, 480-792-4386
Public Relations Specialist
terri.thorson@microchip.com
 
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