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Freescale offers $61,000 plus incentives for 2008 FTF green Design Challenge

Registration for FTF Design Challenge Europe closes June 6, 2008

(PresseBox) (München, ) The registration deadline for the 2008 Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) Design Challenge Europe is June 6, 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 world we live in. Participants will create innovative, green electronic designs using a select group of solutions from the company's broad product portfolio, and will retain the intellectual property rights to their designs.

Five finalists will receive $1,000 (USD) each. The first place winner of FTF Europe 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 Europe takes place October 7-8, 2008 in Paris, France.

Each regional first place winner, a total of five, will 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, China and India to reward the most inventive green embedded designs with cash prizes and high-profile recognition. The Europe Challenge is open to engineers and students in Europe. All entries for the FTF Design Challenge Europe must be submitted online by June 6, 2008. The first place winner will receive $10,000, second place receives $5,000 and third place receives $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. For additional information about entry requirements, official rules, the design selection process and winner notifications, please visit

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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 2007 sales of $5.7 billion (USD).