Wolfspeed partners with FIRST to sponsor robotics competitions in North Carolina, California, Arkansas and Arizona

Wolfspeed partners with FIRST to sponsor robotics competitions in North Carolina, California, Arkansas and Arizona

Durham, NC – () – Wolfspeed, Inc. announced (NYSE: WOLF), a global leader in silicon carbide technology, today announced its sponsorship of first® Robotics competition, a hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program that combines the excitement of athletics with the rigors of science and technology for high school students. This sponsorship is built on the company’s relationship with first robotics competition, with Wolfspeed first announcing a $25,000 donation in November 2019 to the SUNY Poly Foundation to provide support for the SUNY Polytechnic Institute first® (For inspiration and recognition of science and technology) Teams and Muccbots, a team in Utica, NY.

We are delighted to be a sponsor of first® “The robotics competition is in our communities,” said Tamara Pearce, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Wolfspeed. Our company represents 35 years of innovation, and we are proud to contribute as participants work together to find solutions and change the world for the better. The jobs of the future do not exist yet, but this program helps develop the curiosity and problem-solving needed to be successful and adapt to any challenges the coming years may bring.”

first It is a leading, not-for-profit, youth-serving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educational institution. their program at high school age, first Robotics Competition, challenges student teams to build and program industrial-sized robots and ultimately play a field game in alliance with other teams and compete for attendance at the annual first championship. The program simulates real-world engineering scenarios and develops complementary skills, such as collaboration, fundraising, and marketing. The theme for the 2023 competition will focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy for all. Wolfspeed employees had previously supported the program by serving as judges in Arkansas area competitions.

Colin Fultz, Senior Program Director, first Robotics competition. “As a leader in silicon carbide technology helping to create a clean energy future for all, this partnership gives our participants another example of how teamwork can pave the way to a brighter tomorrow.”

Wolfspeed seeks to create positive change from within its labs and in its local communities, with STEM education being a vital component of the company’s core values. As part of its stated sustainability goals, Wolfspeed is seeking to have STEM partnerships in 100% of its prime locations by 2025. By serving as a sponsor of first a robotics competition in Durham, North Carolina; Morgan Hill, California; Fayetteville Arkansas and Mesa, Arizona, and Wolfspeed have made good progress in fulfilling that commitment.

Around first

first It is a robotics community that prepares youth for the future through a range of comprehensive, team-based robotics programs for ages 4-18 (Pre-K-12) that can be facilitated in school or in organized after-school programs. Backed by a global support system of volunteers, educators, and sponsors that include more than 200 Fortune 500 companies, the teams operate under a distinctive combination of first core values To conduct research, fundraising, design and construction and showcase their accomplishments during annual challenges. An international non-profit organization founded by accomplished inventor Dean Kamen in 1989, first he have proven effect On STEM learning and interest and skill building after high school. Participants and alumni From first Programs get you access to education and job discovery opportunities, exclusive scholarship and employer connections, and a place in first community for life. Learn more through firstinspires.org.

About Wolfspeed

Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF) leads the market in global adoption of silicon carbide and GaN technologies. We provide industry leading solutions for efficient energy consumption and a sustainable future. Wolfspeed’s product portfolios include silicon carbide materials, power devices and RF devices targeting many applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging, 5G, renewable energy, storage, aviation and defence. We unlock the power of potential through hard work, collaboration and a passion for innovation. Learn more at www.wolfspeed.com.

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