Mouser Electronics Talks Technology in Exclusive Interview with FIRST® Founder Dean Kamen

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components™, is excited to unveil an exclusive video interview with Dean Kamen, founder of FIRST®, which inspires innovation and fosters well-rounded STEM and life skills in hundreds of thousands of young people every year.

Since 2014, Mouser has been a major supporter of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through hands-on robotics programs that teach problem-solving, teamwork and more.

In the roughly 10-minute video, Kamen discusses the secrets of success and the importance of technology, as well as the impact of FIRST on youth. “The world of tech keeps raising the bar on what’s possible,” Kamen said. “There are millions of jobs out there, not just jobs, but careers out there for kids who know how to use technology.” To watch the interview, visit

“We are very proud to support FIRST and are excited to present this video featuring Dean Kamen, esteemed inventor and engineer. From our founding, education has been an important facet of Mouser’s mission,” said Kevin Hess, Mouser’s Senior Vice President of Marketing. “The FIRST organisation gives students around the world a platform for innovation, a chance to learn valuable engineering skills, and an opportunity to build character and self-esteem.”

The interview occurred in Houston, Texas, during the 2023 FIRST Championship, which Mouser co-sponsored. During the 2022-23 season, more than 669,000 youth from 106 countries worldwide discovered and solved engineering challenges through a series of robotics programs. Mouser was also a major presenting co-sponsor of the recent FIRST in Texas/UIL State Robotics Championships, also in Houston. Mouser also supports FIRST teams across its community, providing grants for local high school teams.

To learn more about how Mouser supports FIRST, visit

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Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an authorised semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on New Product Introductions from its leading manufacturer partners. Serving the global electronic design engineer and buyer community, the global distributor’s website,, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 6.8 million products from over 1,200 manufacturer brands. Mouser offers 27 support locations worldwide to provide best-in-class customer service in local language, currency and time zone. The distributor ships to over 650,000 customers in 223 countries/territories from its 1 million-square-foot, state-of-the-art distribution facilities in the Dallas, Texas, metro area. For more information, visit