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    Wolfspeed Expands Partnership with FIRST®Robotics Competition

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    Wolfspeed, Inc. announced an expanded partnership with FIRST® Robotics Competition to take their shared commitment to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educationinternational. Together, they will sponsor hands-on STEM programs that combine the excitement of athletics with the rigors of science and technology for high school students around the world. This new global sponsorship builds on Wolfspeed’s existing partnership with FIRST to sponsor competitions in the United States.

    “At Wolfspeed, inspiring young minds in STEM fields is a core part of our values,” said Wolfspeed Chief Human Resources Officer, Margaret Chadwick. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with FIRST Robotics Competition on a global scale. The hands-on learning and enthusiastic competition will ignite passion and innovation in students worldwide, while preparing them to become the next generation of inventors and leaders. Together with FIRST, we are committed to making a lasting impact and fostering diversity in our industry through STEM engagement across the globe.”

    Wolfspeed’s 2023-2024 season partnership includes a team grant to “Neon Krakens,” the only FIRST Robotics Competition Team in Chatham County, North Carolina. The county is the site of Wolfspeed’s new silicon carbide manufacturing facility, currently under construction and set to be the world’s largest factory of its kind.

    FIRST is dedicated to inspiring young minds in STEM fields and equipping them with the skills needed to succeed in today’s ever-evolving world,” said Collin Fultz, Senior Director, FIRST Robotics Competition. “We are excited to expand our collaboration with Wolfspeed, enhancing the excitement of FIRST Robotics Competition for students worldwide. This partnership will not only help us further ignite a passion for STEM, but also foster diversity in our industry, ultimately helping us create a more innovative and inclusive future.”

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