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FIRST® Robotics Competition Arizona Regional


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


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.

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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

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