Mouser Electronics Empowers Student Innovation with FIRST Robotics Regional Sponsorship

, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader
empowering innovation, is pleased to announce that it will once again be
a major sponsor of the 2017 FIRST®
Robotics Competition Dallas Regional, March 8–11 at the Irving
Convention Center at Las Colinas, Texas.

Mouser is a strong supporter of FIRST (For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science and Technology), an international high school
robotics building contest that began in 1992. This year’s creative STEAMWORKS
theme promises to inspire and challenge students and entertain audiences
of all ages. As a Captain of Innovation sponsor, Mouser will showcase
some of the newest technologies at its exhibit in the pit area at the
North Texas event, where over 50 robotics teams from across Texas and
Oklahoma — as well as teams from Brazil and Chile — will set up to
compete and advance to the FIRST Championship.

“Fostering education has been a large part of our mission here at Mouser
since our founding more than 50 years ago,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser’s
Senior Vice President of Marketing. “We are proud to continue sponsoring
a program that supports the brightest young minds and future engineers.
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.”

For the first time, this year’s FIRST Championship will be held
in two locations to accommodate a record number of teams. The
championship kicks off April 19–22 in Houston, and then continues April
26–29 in St. Louis, where Mouser will sponsor the Hall of Fame Exhibit,
which honors the winning teams of the esteemed Chairman’s Award.

Since 2012, Mouser has supported FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
at the local, regional, and international levels, including donating
electronic components to FIRST teams. The FRC challenges high
school students to build 120-pound robots that complete a different task
each year using a standard set of parts, plus any additional
off-the-shelf or custom parts. The regional event in Irving will include
students, university and corporate mentors, and local leaders in
business, government, education and the media. Each FRC 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
Robotics, 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 subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren
Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser 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 4 million products from
over 600 manufacturers. Mouser offers 22 support locations around the
world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to
over 500,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft.
state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information,


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Mouser Electronics
Further information, contact:
Kevin Hess,
Senior Vice President of Marketing
press inquiries, contact:
Kelly DeGarmo, 817-804-7764
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