Philips design contest

Started by golssa March 29, 2004
Philips is laying off loads of engineers in Sunnyvale where a lot of
the LPC210x team is situated. $1000 for an application note (that is,
only IF you win, and then only up to a total of 20 winners) is a lot
cheaper for them than having to pay someone in Sunnyvale for a week
or two to write an app note (the total of $20K Philips is willing to
pay for the contest would be about the total expense of a single
engineer in Sunnyvale for about 1.5 months or so).

I for one am missing all of the good app notes and software that we
are used to from the Philips 8051 teams. Hope many people send in
ideas to Philips to benefit all of us, although Philips doesen't seem
to have the money to hire people to develop these app-notes
themselves anymore... To help this situation, I will try to continue
to post software in this forum, and hope others will do the same.



An Engineer's Guide to the LPC2100 Series

Hi,
 
> I for one am missing all of the good app notes and software that we
> are used to from the Philips 8051 teams. Hope many people send in
> ideas to Philips to benefit all of us, although Philips doesen't seem
> to have the money to hire people to develop these app-notes
> themselves anymore... To help this situation, I will try to continue
> to post software in this forum, and hope others will do the same.
I don't think it's that uncommon to have 3rd party, consultants and others
write app notes, as you get more expertise from people in so many different
areas. Many other vendors do this. If you're a consultant with Microchip, they
even pay USD 1,500 for an app note, and credit your name. (at least they used to).
 
Pity it's not outside US.
By the same token, I heard that Philips Australia had to send FAEs to US
to be trained on LPC2000.
 
B rgds
Kris