Platinum Sponsors

Applied Materials World-wide Applied Materials is a Fortune 500 global growth company providing core capabilities that enable the emerging Information Age. The Company is the largest producer of wafer fabrication systems and services for the worldwide semiconductor industry. Applied Materials manufactures systems that perform chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), epitaxial and polysilicon deposition, rapid thermal processing (RTP), plasma etching, ion implantation, metrology, inspection and chemical mechanical polishing (CMP).

mathworks MATLAB and companion toolboxes provide engineers, scientists, mathematicians, and educators with an environment for technical computing applications. These products serve a broad range of tasks across a variety of industries from automotive and electronics to industrial equipment and telecommunications. Whatever the objective of your work — an algorithm, an analysis, a graph, a report, or a software simulation — technical computing with MATLAB lets you work more effectively and efficiently. The flexible MATLAB environment lets you perform advanced analyses, visualize data, and develop algorithms in a fraction of the time it takes in C, C++, or Fortran. The open MATLAB language lets you quickly share ideas and develop solutions.

Gold Sponsors

NASA Since its inception in 1958, NASA has accomplished many great scientific and technological feats in air and space. NASA technology also has been adapted for many non-aerospace uses by the private sector. NASA remains a leading force in scientific research and in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science and technology in general. Perhaps more importantly, our exploration of space has taught us to view the Earth, ourselves, and the universe in a new way. While the tremendous technical and scientific accomplishments of NASA demonstrate vividly that humans can achieve previously inconceivable feats, we also are humbled by the realization that Earth is just a tiny "blue marble" in the cosmos.

Basler Basler develops, produces and sells Vision Technology - the technology of artificial vision - worldwide. The key areas we serve are quality inspection and production process optimization. Our vision systems and components identify, control and monitor. They improve product quality, enhance the cost-effectiveness of production processes by aiding yield management, and make it easier to control and manage such processes. At present, the key markets addressed by our system solutions are the optical storage media, electronics, display, plastics, rubber and elastomer industries. We also develop, produce and sell standardized Vision Components. More than 250 employees work to create, manufacture and market products that are worldwide technology leaders. Optimized services, such as support, training or consulting, round out our product portfolio and make Basler the leader in a variety of market segments. With locations in Europe, the US and Asia, service and sales act globally to respond to the specific requirements of our international markets.

Altera Altera's programmable logic devices (PLDs) enhance design flexibility and reduce time-to-market for companies in the communications, computer peripheral, and industrial markets. Your company can create system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions on a single PLD by using high-performance devices, software development tools, and sophisticated intellectual property cores- along with embedded processors, memory, and other complex logic. Our SOPC solutions are helping to revolutionize the entire communications industry and enable Internet technology advances. Designers use Altera’s products to implement complete systems in several end-markets--including communications, broadcast, automotive, and consumer applications. The system solutions area provides all the design tools and information systems that designers need to implement their high-bandwidth system applications using Altera's products.

Silver Sponsors

Bishop Power Products We are a new company devoted to the E-Power R/C scene. We specialize in the most efficient and powerful motors, batteries, and ESC's for electric helicopters, planes, and cars. Our mission is ot take electric powered models to the next level through careful testing and matching of the latest battery and motor technology available. Our product line is expanding continuously. We are an especially good source for lightweight, high power density Lithium Polymer batteries and their chargers, which are used by Cornell's RoboCup team.

Bronze Sponsors

Seattle Robotics

Seattle Robotics sells the latest and greatest CMUCam machine vision systems, with great service and support.

BSU Inc. BSU, incorporated in 1989, is a subcontract electronics manufacturer and design service company. Servicing a wide range of companies, from small start-ups to Fortune 100 firms, BSU is a multi-million dollar firm offering contract manufacturing and design services. It produces both turnkey and consigned products.

PCB Express Advanced Circuits is the world leader in Quickturn printed circuit boards. Our Web site features INSTANT quoting , Ordering, and status On-line.

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Maxon Motor Maxon Motor specializes in the development, manufacturing and sales of high quality drive components and systems under the trademark Maxon Motor. Our company's newly established manufacturing facility in the heart of Switzerland features the most modern equipment. All key components are manufactured in-house with custom design machinery. The Maxon Team will continue their commitment to master the demands of the technically fast changing market for high quality drive technology. Together with our sales engineers we offer tailor made solutions for specialized requirements.

Past Sponsors

Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Corporation, an advanced technology company, was formed in March 1995 with the merger of two of the world's premier technology companies, Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation.  Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin employs about 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Microsoft Microsoft's vision is to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. As the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing, Microsoft strives to produce innovative products and services that meet our customers' evolving needs. At the same time, we understand that long-term success is about more than just making great products. Find out what we mean when we talk about Living Our Values.

UTC UTC is a global technology corporation with a long history of pioneering innovation in aerospace, aviation, helicopter design, climate control, elevator design and hydrogen fuel cells. All of UTC's businesses have access to each other's ideas and technologies, which promotes technological creativity throughout the corporation and helps explain how we always seem to do next things first. UTC employs 155,000 people, operates in more than 180 different countries and is the 49th largest U.S. corporation. In 2002, UTC revenues were $28.2 billion.

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MicroMo Electronics OEM design engineers looking for reliable, high performance DC motors have been specifying Micro Mo® brand coreless motors since 1962. Available with a wide variety of companion precision gearing, magnetic and optical encoders, brakes, tachometers, and complete servo controls, the actuator program at Micro Mo is backed by the largest and most complete support program of its type in the world.

Panasonic The Panasonic name first appeared on products destined for the U.S. market in 1961, and steadily became associated with top quality and superior design. The foundation for the brand's rise to prominence was laid just a few years earlier, in 1959, with the establishment of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America as the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. of Osaka, Japan.

Since that time, Panasonic products have multiplied and created entirely new markets. As sales have grown, total operations have expanded far beyond just marketing, sales and service. Today they include extensive local manufacturing and research and development facilities.

MSC MSC.Software Corporation is the leading global provider of simulation software, with related services and systems, that help companies make money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems to enhance and automate the product design and manufacturing process. Simulating product performance reduces development costs, time to market and warranty costs.

National Semiconductor A pioneer in the semiconductor industry, National Semiconductor was established in 1959. Since that time, the company has been at the vanguard of revolutionary electronics technologies, with achievements ranging from the design and manufacture of early discrete transistors to the introduction of a sophisticated integrated circuit product line. National Semiconductor combines leading-edge analog and digital technologies to create highly integrated solutions for the information age. From complete systems on a single chip to high-performance multi-chip products and basic building blocks, National provides optimized solutions for the information appliance, personal computing, consumer and communication markets.

Dell Computer Corporation Dell Computer Corporation is a direct computer systems company. The Company offers its customers a full range of computer systems, including desktop computer systems, notebook computers, workstations, network servers and storage products, as well as an extended selection of peripheral hardware, computing software and related services. Additionally, the Company offers an array of services to support its customers' online initiatives. The Company's direct model offers in-person relationships with corporate and institutional customers, as well as telephone and Internet purchasing, build-to-order computer systems, telephone and online technical support and onsite product service. The Company sells its products and services to large corporate, government, healthcare and education customers, small to medium-sized businesses and individuals.

STMicroelectronics STMicroelectronics is a global independent semiconductor company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of semiconductor integrated circuits ("ICs") and discrete devices used in a wide variety of microelectronic applications, including telecommunications systems, computer systems, consumer products, automotive products and industrial automation and control systems.

Encoder Devices Encoder Devices designs and manufactures custom and standard rotational sensors known as encoders for a variety of industries. Encoders are used in applications such as flow control, medical, aerospace, transportation, motion control, robotics and motor feedback. Unlike other manufactures our devices are based on magnetic encoding technology. This emerging technology made possible by advances in custom ASIC fabrication provides a modular encoding engine that can be packaged to meet the technical and cost requirements of virtually any application.