Press release

Mouser Electronics Named Hall of Fame Sponsor at FIRST® Championship

Sponsored by Businesswire

, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader
empowering innovation, will once again sponsor the FIRST®
Robotics Competition
Hall of Fame exhibit at the 2019 FIRST
Championship events in Houston and Detroit. Nearly 100,000 high-school
students on 3,790 teams from around the world are vying in 173
competitions for a chance to advance to the one of the two 4-day
championship events.

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Mouser Electronics proudly sponsors the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Hall of Fame at the FIRST Ch ...

Mouser Electronics proudly sponsors the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition Hall of Fame at the FIRST Championship, April 17-20 in Houston, and April 24-27 in Detroit. (Photo: Business Wire)

The FIRST Championship events will occur at Houston’s George R.
Brown Convention Center, April 17–20, and at Detroit’s Cobo Center,
April 24–27. The Mouser-sponsored Hall of Fame exhibit honors the
winning teams of the esteemed Chairman’s Award at both championship
locations. 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.

For many years, Mouser has been a major supporter of FIRST
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), the world’s
leading child-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology,
engineering, and math (STEM). Mouser sponsors FIRST competitions
at the local, regional and international levels and also donates
electronic components to FIRST teams. At the state level, Mouser
is the Leader in Technology — Hall of Fame Sponsor at the FIRST
Division of the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) Robotics
State Championship.

“Education, particularly STEM education, is at the core of Mouser’s
mission, going back to our founding 55 years ago,” 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. We are very proud to again sponsor this
exciting and enriching event.”

Each FIRST Robotics Competition 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 tasks.

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 Berkshire Hathaway company, 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 5 million products from over 750 manufacturers.
Mouser offers 23 support locations around the world to provide
best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000
customers in more than 220 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq.
ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more
information, visit


Accomplished inventor Dean
 founded FIRST® (For
Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to
inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people. Based
in Manchester, N.H., FIRST designs accessible,
innovative programs to build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills
while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science,
technology, and engineering. With support from over 200 of the Fortune
500 companies and more than $80 million in college scholarships, the
not-for-profit organization hosts the FIRST® Robotics
 for students in Grades 9-12; FIRST® Tech
 for Grades 7-12; FIRST®
LEGO® League
 for Grades 4-8; and FIRST® LEGO® League
 for Grades K-4. Gracious
® is a way of doing things that encourages
high-quality work, emphasizes the value of others, and respects
individuals and the community. To learn more about FIRST, go


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