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

(BUSINESS WIRE) — March 20, 2012 — Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP):

The Media Are Invited to Attend the
FIRST® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional
March 23 – 24, 2012
Hamilton High School
3700 South Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85248
Click here for a map

Key Facts:

  • High school robotics competition
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 23
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 24
  • Any student participating on a FIRST® team is eligible to apply for $14 million in scholarships
  • 50 teams participating, including one from Mexico, one from Brazil and one from Canada
  • Teams had six weeks to build a robot that puts as many basketballs through hoops as possible during a two-minute and fifteen-second match with other teams
  • Winners eligible to attend the FRC World Championship in St. Louis Apr. 25 – 28
  • Free and open to the public (with free parking)


  • Still and video photography permitted
  • March 23 and 24 media interview opportunities with Steve Sanghi, president and CEO of Microchip Technology, Co-Chair of the FIRST AZ Regional Planning Committee, FIRST sponsor and member of the FIRST Board of Directors
  • 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:

Michelle Miley, Senior Public Relations Specialist
Microchip Technology Inc.
(480) 792-4111
Email Contact

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

High-res FIRST Logo available through contact, or Flickr:
More information about FIRST in Arizona
More information about FIRST worldwide:

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, 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, Ariz., Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip Web site (

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Tags / Keywords: FIRST, STEM education, robotics competition


Microchip Technology Inc.
Michelle Miley, 480-792-4111
Senior Public Relations Specialist
Email Contact

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