Lattice “Do-it-All PLD” Design Challenge - Official Rules

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  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  • THIS CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
  • THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO, AND CANADA, EXCLUDING QUEBEC. IF YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE Lattice “Do-it-All PLD” DESIGN CHALLENGE.
  • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY INCLUDING PROVISIONS REGARDING CONTESTANT’S LIABILITY FOR TAXES, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AGAINST SPONSORS, CONTESTANT’S LICENSE GRANTS TO LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CORP., AND REPRESENTATIONS OF CONTESTANT INCLUDING RELATED TO ORIGINALITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, NON-VIOLATION OF AGREEMENTS INCLUDING EMPLOYMENT AND NON-CONFIDENTIALITY OF SUBMISSION, AND RIGHTS OF SPONSORS TO USE CONTESTANT’S LIKENESS, VOICE, INFORMATION, ETC.

These Official Rules describe the terms and conditions for the Lattice “Do-it-All PLD” Design Challenge described herein (the “Contest”). This Contest is sponsored by Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, 5555 N.E. Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421 and is being co-sponsored by The EDN, a division of United Business Media LLC, a Delaware limited liability company with a place of business at 303 2ndstreet, Ste. 900, South Tower San Francisco, CA 94107 (“EDN”). Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and EDN will be referred to herein as a “Sponsor” and collectively as “Sponsors.”

CONTEST OVERVIEW

Any individual residing in the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec) may enter the Contest (each a “Contestant”) by registering on the contest website located at www.latticepldchallenge.com (the “Contest Website”) and submitting through the Contest Website a paper design for a new product incorporating the Lattice MachX02 as further described under “Phase One” below. All materials submitted by Contestants for this Contest are "Contest Materials". By entering the Contest, each Contestant agrees to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, the terms of any terms of use, membership agreement, or other policies applicable to “Members” or other users of the Contest Website (collectively, the “Policies”), and by the decisions of the Sponsors and the Judges (as defined below), which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to the Contest. In order to be eligible to compete in the Contest, each Contestant must meet all qualifications set forth in these Official Rules and any Policies. These Official Rules will control any conflicting provisions in any Policies. Each Contestant’s design must be based on and use the Lattice MachX02 as the main processing building block of the design. All necessary materials, as determined in Sponsors’ sole discretion, will be provided by Lattice Semiconductor Corp., as further described below. In the event that Contestant elects to purchase additional materials, Sponsors shall in no way be responsible for reimbursing Contestant for that or any other costs. No purchase is necessary to be a Contestant. The Contest will include three phases:

(1) Phase One: Conceptual Design Phase –Each Contestant will develop a conceptual design, including a title and abstract of no more than 5,000 characters (approximately 750 words), and upload a word document to the Contest Website. The Conceptual Design Phase is open to new Contestants from June 13, 2011 (the “Start Date”) until frozen on August 1, 2011 at 8 a.m. EDT (the “Entry Deadline”). If all required elements are not submitted before the frozen time, contestant’s status will revert back to a Community Member. Up to Fifteen contestants from this Phase will be chosen as Semi Finalists by the Contest Judges and will be announced on or about August 15, 2011. All remaining contestants are still eligible to be Community Members and can vote for winners and are eligible for prizes. Each Semi Finalist will receive a PICO MachXO2 Development Board ($49 value).

(2) Phase Two: Design Phase – Up to fifteen Semi Finalist Contestants from the Conceptual Design Phase will enter the Design Phase. During the Design Phase, each Contestant will be required to complete a Product Brief document (up to 6,500 characters or approximately 1000 words) and block diagram, all which must be uploaded by the Contestants to the Contest Website before the entries are frozen on September 9, 2011 at 8 a.m. EDT. If all required elements are not submitted before the frozen time, contestant status will revert back to a Community Member. Up to Five Finalist Contestants from this Phase will be chosen by the Judges as Finalists, and announced on or about September 19, 2011. Each Finalist will receive a $100 prize.

(3) Phase Three: Voting Phase –Up to five Contestants selected as Finalists from the Design Phase will enter the Voting Phase. During this last Phase, Community Members will vote for the Best Design, (one vote per Community Member). The Design with the most votes at the conclusion of the Voting Phase (September 30, 2011), will be announced as the Grand Prize winner, and awarded $3,000.

Community Members who vote on at least one design will be entered in a drawing, where ten Community Members will be chosen at random and awarded one $100 prize each.

The Contestant Grand Prize winner and Community Members of the random drawing will be announced on October 4, 2011 on the Lattice Design Contest Website.

HOW TO ENTER

Before entering Phase One, all Contestants must use the online Contest registration form available on the Contest Website to register for this Contest prior to the Entry Deadline. Each Contestant must submit a completed registration form before submitting any other Contest Materials. All registration forms and all other Contest Materials must be in the English language only or must be accompanied by an accurate English translation. Sponsors will not be responsible for, and may reject in their sole and absolute discretion, any misdirected, incomplete, illegible, garbled, corrupt, late, lost, ineligible, or non-conforming registration forms or other Contest Materials or any forms or other Contest Materials that have been tampered with by any person. Proof of transmission of any forms or other Contest Materials shall not constitute proof of receipt. Entries made on the Contest Website will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, any Contestant may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry associated with that e- mail address. It is each Contestant’s responsibility to keep Sponsors informed of any changes to Contestant’s contact or other information during the Contest. Contestants must not include any personal identification or corporate affiliation markings on ANY Contest Materials. The Contestant’s name, address and corporate affiliation (if any) should appear ONLY ON THE REGISTRATION FORM.

RULES FOR ELIGIBILITY

The Contest is open to natural persons who are legal residents of the United States of America, excluding Puerto Rico, and Canada, excluding Quebec, who are 18 years or older at the time of entry, who have internet access prior to the Start Date, and who register as Members of the Contest Website as part of their entry. Contestants must participate as individuals, not as corporations, limited liability companies, or other entities. The Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Officers, directors, and employees of the Sponsors or any third party company designated by Lattice Semiconductor Corp. to assist in contest- related duties, their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion, and production agencies or other agents, as well as members of their families (including spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, step-parents and in-laws) or those with whom they reside, are ineligible to enter or win the Contest.

Anyone who is a resident of any country other than the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec) is ineligible to enter or win the Contest; any entries from such people will be automatically disqualified. The Sponsors expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for any Contestant who enters in violation of these Official Rules or any Policies. A maximum of one entry into Phase One per person is permitted. The Contestants for each subsequent Phase will be chosen from the pool of Contestants in the prior Phase. THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT OR DISQUALIFY ANY PERSON IF, IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSORS, (I) THE PERSON’S PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST IS OR MAY BE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, (II) THE PERSON FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES, ANY POLICIES, OR ANY LAWS IN ANY RESPECT; OR (III) THE PERSON TAMPERS WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, THE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, THE CONTEST WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ACTS IN AN UNSPORTING OR DISRUPTIVE MANNER OR WITH INTENT TO ANNOY OR HARASS ANY PERSON. SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF AN ENTRY THAT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE RECEIVED A PRIZE OR COMPONENT IS REJECTED OR DISQUALIFIED, THE SPONSORS MAY, BUT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO, SELECT AN ALTERNATE WINNING ENTRY FROM THE REMAINING ENTRIES.

SELECTION PROCESS

The judges for the Contest will consist of a panel of individuals: one (1) will be an editor of EDN, selected by EDN in its sole and absolute discretion; two (2) representatives of Lattice Semiconductor Corp., selected by Lattice Semiconductor Corp. in its sole and absolute discretion (collectively, the “Judges”).

The Contest is a “selection” process by which fifteen entries from Phase I will be selected by the Judges, as described below, where contestants will proceed to Phase II; five entries in Phase II will be selected by the Judges and will proceed to Phase III and, in Phase III, there will be one (1) winner chosen by the online Community as Grand Prize winner.

Contest winners will be selected based on skill, not randomly. The following factors will be used by the Judges and voted on by the Members (to the extent described in these Official Rules and on the Contest Website) to determine winners, with each factor given substantially equal weight: creativity, design efficiency, usefulness, and original application. In Phase III, Members can only Vote for one design, but can change their Vote until the Freeze period begins. In the event of a tie during any Phase of the Contest, the Sponsors will make the final decision, in their sole and absolute discretion, using one or more of the selection criteria set forth above.

The Judges may request additional information from any of the Contestants prior to making a determination. The winners of each Phase and of the Contest will be notified by mail, e-mail, and/or telephone in the sole discretion of the Sponsors.

CONTESTANT AND COMMUNITY PRIZES

Phase I: Conceptual Design

June 13, 2011 to August 1, 2011

Up to 15 Semi-Finalists receive Lattice MachXO2 Pico Development Kit ($49 value).

Phase II: Design

August 15, 2011 to September 9, 2011

Up to 5 Finalists will be selected to continue on to the Voting Phase. each Finalist will receive a $100 prize.

Phase III: Voting

September 19, 2011 to September 30, 2011; AWARD: October 4, 2011

Overall Winner: $3,000

Community Voting - $100 awarded at random to ten (10) community members that have voted on one design.

USE OF ADDITIONAL COMPONENTS

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST.

Each of the Semi Finalist Contestants will receive from Lattice Semiconductor Corp., free of charge, a Lattice PICO MachXO2 Development Board (Estimated Retail Value: $49):

Contestants must own a PC with internet access prior to the contest Start Date. Contestants may, but are not required to, purchase additional hardware components for use in their designs. Sponsors shall not be responsible for reimbursing Contestants for any monies expended relating to the Contest, or an individual Contestant’s entry in the Contest, including but not limited to the purchase of any materials.

ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZES

All monetary amounts in these Official Rules are indicated in United States dollars.

All taxes, fees, duties, levies, withholdings, insurance, shipping, and other charges imposed by third parties, including but not limited to national, federal, state, and local income or VAT taxes, applicable to any prizes, components, or travel awarded or provided by Sponsors or otherwise arising out of the Contest are the sole responsibility of the applicable Contestant. Each Contestant receiving any prizes or components (including but not limited to travel and accommodations) may be required to provide Sponsors with his or her social security number or taxpayer identification number for tax purposes. Contestants must take possession of any prizes or components in the manner directed by Sponsors. Failure to respond to any notification by Sponsors that a Contestant is eligible to compete in the next Phase or win a prize, or failure to provide any information or documents requested by Sponsors in the timeframe specified by Sponsors or may result in disqualification and possible selection of alternate winners or entrants into the next Phase of the Contest, as applicable.

To the extent permitted by law, each Contestant may be required to sign and return a declaration of eligibility and release of liability upon request by the Sponsors. Each Contestant will provide the declaration and release within seven (7) days of Sponsors’ request for such declaration and release. The declaration and release may include the Contestant’s confirmation of permission (without further compensation) to use the Contestant’s name, photograph, voice, likeness, logo (if any), state of residence, biographical material, for advertising, promotion, and marketing purposes, and for administration of the Contest, including but not limited to mention on the Sponsors’ websites, and to the exploitation of the Contestant’s design and other Contest Materials for any purpose. (Tennessee residents need not complete and return a publicity release to the extent prohibited by law.)

ALL PRIZES AND COMPONENTS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSORS “AS IS.” SPONSORS DO NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE, COMPONENTS, TRAVEL, OR ACCOMMODATIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPONSORS DISCLAIM ALL EQUITABLE INDEMNITIES.

RIGHTS IN CONTEST MATERIALS; RELEASE

By entering the Contest, each of the Contestants hereby grant to Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and its affiliates a non exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, fully-paid up, irrevocable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers), assignable, worldwide right and license in and to his or her Contest Materials, including but not limited to all inventions described therein, all works of authorship contained therein, and all intellectual property rights relating thereto, to make, have made, use, modify, have modified, reformat, copy, reproduce, display, perform, publish, publicly disseminate, offer to sell, sell, import, export, distribute and otherwise exploit his or her Contest Materials for any purpose. For the avoidance of doubt, the license granted herein includes the right of Lattice Semiconductor Corp. to sublicense its rights in the submission to its customers, end users, or any other third party. By entering, each Contestant releases and holds harmless the Sponsors, the component manufacturers, any other entities involved in the administration of the Contest, each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders and agents (collectively, the “Sponsor Parties”), from any and all responsibility, damages (including without limitation direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, punitive, and statutory damages), penalties, costs, liabilities, and losses of any kind arising out of or relating to: (i) participation in the Contest; (ii) any violation by the Contestant of these Official Rules, any Policies, or any laws; (iii) any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, right of publicity, or other intellectual property misappropriation or infringement attributable to Contestant, his or her design, or any other Contest Materials submitted by Contestant; (iv) the acceptance, possession, receipt, or use of any prizes or components, or any item purchased with any prizes, awarded or provided by any of the Sponsor Parties in the Contest; (v) any problems (including but not limited to errors, omissions, interruptions, defects, or delays in operation or transmission) of any computer, telephone, modem, cable, satellite, network, hardware, online system, server, software, or other equipment or provider); (vi) any Internet traffic congestion or website accessibility issues; (vii) delays, cancellations, or other problems with travel or accommodations resulting from any carriers, hotels, travel agents, weather, fires, strikes, bankruptcies, governmental actions, wars, terrorism, or any other causes beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor Parties; (viii) printing or typographical errors in any Contest-related materials; or (ix) any other technical or human error that may occur in connection with the Contest (the “Causes”). Without limiting the foregoing, the Sponsor Parties are not responsible for any injury or damage to Contestants or any other person’s computer related to, or resulting from participation in, or downloading any material in connection with, the Contest. If anyone makes any claim against any of the Sponsor Parties arising out of or relating to any of the Causes attributable to a Contestant, such Contestant will pay for any damages, penalties, costs, liabilities, and losses, including without limitation attorneys’ and experts’ fees and costs, incurred by any of the Sponsor Parties in connection with such claim.

DATA PRIVACY

Each Contestant consents to the use by or for each of the Sponsors of his or her name, photograph, voice, likeness, logo (if any), state of residence, and biographical material for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes and for administration of the Contest, in each case without additional compensation, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. Each Contestant agrees that personal data (including but not limited to name and address) and Contest Materials may be processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest and for any other purposes outlined in these Official Rules and any Policies. The Sponsors may also use the data to check Contestants’ identity, their postal addresses and telephone numbers, or to otherwise verify their eligibility to participate in the Contest. Each Contestant has a right to limit access to any of his or her personal data held by the Sponsors by notifying the Sponsors in writing at the addresses listed above. Except as set forth herein, each Sponsor will treat any personal data submitted by a Contestant in the manner described by such Sponsor’s privacy policy. For more information about EDN's privacy policy, please visit: http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/ubm/sitetools/privacy/ . For more information about Lattice’s privacy policy, please visit: http://www.latticesemi.com/corporate/legal/privacypolicy.cfm Requests for removal from a Sponsor’s mailing list may be made in the manner set forth in the Sponsor’s privacy policy or as otherwise indicated in communications from the Sponsor.

REPRESENTATIONS

By entering the Contest, each individual submitting Contest Materials represents and warrants to the Sponsors that:

  • such individual is a legal resident of the United States, excluding Puerto Rico, or Canada, excluding Quebec;
  • such individual is the person identified on the Contest registration form;
  • the individual and the Contest Materials fully comply with all eligibility requirements and all other provisions of these Official Rules and any Policies;
  • in preparing Contest Materials and entering and participating in the Contest, the individual has complied and will comply in all respects with all applicable statutes, regulations, rules, orders, or other laws and has not violated, and will not violate, any agreement or understanding by which it is bound, including any confidentiality, employment, consulting, intellectual property assignment or license agreement;
  • that the individual is not bound by any intellectual property agreement or any other agreement or obligation, with an employer, co-owner or otherwise, that prohibits, limits or affects: (a) the individual’s ownership of the Contest Materials; (b) the individual’s right to submit the Contest Materials to the Sponsors; or (c) Sponsors’ license rights in the Contest Materials and in such individual’s Contestant’s name, photograph, voice, likeness, logo, and biographical information as set forth herein;
  • the Contest Materials are unpublished and consist entirely of the individual’s own original work or of work to which such individual has all necessary rights;
  • submitted materials are non-confidential; and
  • neither the Contest Materials nor the exploitation of the Contest Materials as provided herein will infringe or misappropriate any intellectual property, rights of publicity, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity.

TERMINATION

The Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest in their sole and absolute discretion if the Contest becomes technically corrupted or is not capable of being run as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest. In such event, the Sponsors will post notice at the Contest Website and will implement an alternate means for awarding all prizes.

NO ENDORSEMENT

Nothing contained in these Official Rules or any other Contest-related materials is or shall be construed as an endorsement by Sponsors of each other, the component manufacturers, or any other third party, product, or service.

MISCELLANEOUS

If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be deemed modified or eliminated to the extent necessary, in the court’s opinion, to make it enforceable while preserving the original intent of the Sponsors, and the remaining parts of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect. The Contest will be governed by, and these Official Rules will be interpreted by, and enforced in accordance with, and you hereby expressly consent to the application of and to be bound by the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States federal law exclusively, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. Any dispute arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, the Contest or any prize must be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in New York, NY, and the Sponsors and each Contestant irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and waive any objection to such courts on any basis, including but not limited to jurisdiction, venue, or inconvenience of the forum. The Sponsors are not responsible for any content posted on the Contest Website by contestants or participants and reserve the right to remove any material posted on the Contest Website which it deems inappropriate.

WINNERS LIST

For the name of the prize winners, available after October 15, 2011, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Lattice “Do-it-All PLD” Design Challenge | The EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media LLC | 303 2ndstreet, Ste. 900, South Tower San Francisco, CA 9410 | Attention: Christian Fahlen

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ONLY

These Official Rules, all Contest Materials, and all other Contest- related documents are and will be in the English language only, and all proceedings relating to the Contest will be conducted in the English language only. Each Contestant hereby confirms his or her express wish that these documents be written in, and these proceedings be conducted in, the English language.

© 2011 United Business Media LLC. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

LATTICE “Do-it-All PLD” DESIGN CHALLENGE COMMUNITY MEMBER SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES

  • NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.
  • A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
  • VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  • THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
  • THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, EXCLUDING PUERTO RICO, OR CANDADA, EXCLUDING QUEBEC. IF YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OR CANADA, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THE LATTICE DESIGN CHALLENGE.
  • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY INCLUDING PROVISIONS REGARDING ENTRANT’S LIABILITY FOR TAXES, WAIVER OF CLAIMS AGAINST SPONSORS

HOW TO ENTER

The Community Member Voting Sweepstakes operates during the final Phase Period beginning Monday, September 19, 2011 and the last Phase Period ending September 30, 2011. A Community Member will automatically be entered into the random drawing and become a “participant” if he or she meets the eligibility requirements set forth in the “Eligibility” section below. In order to qualify, Members must log into the Website and Vote for one valid design on Lattice pages during the Voting Period. Viewing and voting for more than one design will not increase your chances of winning. Alternatively, Members may enter for free by mailing a post card to: EDN, a division of United Business Media LLC, 303 2ndstreet, Ste. 900, South Tower San Francisco, CA 94107, Attention: Christian Fahlen. One entry per Phase Period per Member.

See also Lattice “Do-it-All PLD Design Challenge Contest Rules. 

 

NOTIFICATION

Five “Prizewinners” will be determined by a random drawing from all qualifying entries timely submitted. The Prizewinners will win the prizes specified on the www.latticepldchallenge.com website (the “Website”). The Prizewinners will be notified by mail, email and/or telephone within a week of the drawing. The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Lattice Semiconductor Corp., 5555 N.E. Moore Court, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124-6421 and United Business Media LLC, 303 2ndstreet, Ste. 900, South Tower San Francisco, CA 94107 (the “Sponsors”). All decisions by the Sponsors relating to the Sweepstakes will be final and binding on the participants.

VOTING PRIZES AND NUMBER OF PRIZES AND PRIZE WINNERS

Ten Prizewinners will receive $100 each. Each Winner will be published on the Website. Each participant will be limited to one prize per drawing, The total approximate value of all prizes to be awarded during the Voting Sweepstakes will be $1,000 US Dollars.

All taxes will be the sole responsibility of the Prizewinner. If a participant fails to meet any Sweepstakes requirement, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsors, an alternate entry may be selected to win the prize.

ELIGIBILITY

The Sweepstakes is open to natural persons who are legal residents of the United States of America (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec) , who are 18 years or older at the time of entry, who have internet access prior to the Start Date, and who register as Members of the Sweepstakes Website prior to entry. Entrants must participate as individuals, not as corporations, limited liability companies, or other entities. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or restricted by law. Officers, directors, and employees of the Sponsors or any third party company designated by Lattice Semiconductor Corp. to assist in Sweepstakes - related duties, their respective parents, subsidiaries, or affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion, and production agencies or other agents, as well as members of their families (including spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, step-parents and in-laws) or those with whom they reside, are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

Anyone who is a resident of a country other than the United States of America (excluding Puerto Rico) or Canada (excluding Quebec), is ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes. The Sponsors expressly disclaim any responsibility or liability for any Entrant who enters in violation of these Official Rules or any Policies. By entering this Sweepstakes, each participant agrees to waive any additional rights granted with respect to contests by the country or state in which he or she resides. A maximum of one entry per person is permitted. THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REJECT OR DISQUALIFY ANY PERSON IF, IN THE SOLE AND ABSOLUTE DISCRETION OF THE SPONSORS, (I) THE PERSON’S PARTICIPATION IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IS OR MAY BE PROHIBITED OR OTHERWISE RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, (II) THE PERSON FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THESE OFFICIAL RULES, ANY POLICIES, OR ANY LAWS IN ANY RESPECT; OR (III) THE PERSON TAMPERS WITH THE ENTRY PROCESS, THE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES, THE SWEEPSTAKES WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ACTS IN AN UNSPORTING OR DISRUPTIVE MANNER OR WITH INTENT TO ANNOY OR HARASS ANY PERSON. SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. IF AN ENTRY THAT WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE RECEIVED A PRIZE OR COMPONENT IS REJECTED OR DISQUALIFIED, THE SPONSORS MAY, BUT ARE NOT REQUIRED TO, SELECT AN ALTERNATE WINNING ENTRY FROM THE REMAINING ENTRIES. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law. The Sweepstakes is open to “participants”, each of whom is a legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec), who: (i) is 18 years of age or older; (ii) is registered on the Website as a community member; and (iii) meets the minimum Website activity requirements in that Phase Period or enters via the “free,” alternate means of entry. The minimum Website activity requirement for each Phase Period consists of logging into the Website and Viewing and Rating at least one valid design on the LATTICE pages during the Phase Period.

Employees of the Sponsors and/or their affiliates and members of their families (including spouse, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, step-children, step- parents and in-laws) or those with whom they reside are not eligible. In addition, in order to win a prize, residents of Canada may be required to answer correctly a time-limited mathematical skill-testing question to be administered via telephone.

One entry on the Website per person, e-mail address or household is permitted for the Voting Period. The odds of winning are determined by the total number of eligible entries received and the number of prizes being given away for the Voting Period. No purchase is necessary to enter or win, and a purchase will not improve one’s chances of winning. The use of any automated devices in connection with the Voting Sweepstakes is prohibited. All entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address submitted at the time of entry. In the event of a dispute, the potential Prizewinner may be required to provide proof that he or she is the authorized account holder of the e- mail address associated with the potentially winning entry.

By entering, each participant (i) releases the Sponsors and their respective officers, employees, directors, agents shareholders and affiliates from any claims, damages or liabilities arising out of participant’s participation, (ii) agrees to be bound by these rules, and (iii) consents to the use of his or her name and likeness for advertising and/or promotional and/or marketing purposes without additional compensation (each Tennessee resident consents to the use of his or her name and likeness only if such Tennessee resident expressly consents to such use). The Sponsors are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information including, but not limited to, technical malfunctions, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof or entry materials that have been tampered with. The Sponsors are not responsible for any injury or damage to participants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any material in this promotion. Entries that have been tampered with or altered are void. The Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes if it becomes technically corrupted or if for any reason the internet portion of the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion.

ACCEPTANCE OF PRIZES

All monetary amounts in these Official Rules are indicated in United States dollars

All taxes, fees, duties, levies, withholdings, insurance, shipping, and other charges imposed by third parties, including but not limited to national, federal, state and local income or VAT taxes, applicable to any prizes, components, or travel awarded or provided by Sponsors or otherwise arising out of the Sweepstakes are the sole responsibility of the applicable Member. Each Member receiving any prizes or components (including but not limited to travel and accommodations) may be required to provide Sponsors with his or her social security number or taxpayer identification number for tax purposes. Winning Members must take possession of any prizes or components in the manner directed by Sponsors. Failure to respond to any notification by Sponsors that a Member is eligible to compete in the next Phase or win a prize, or failure to provide any information or documents requested by Sponsors in the timeframe specified by Sponsors may result in disqualification and possible selection of alternate winners or entrants.

To the extent permitted by law, each Member may be required to sign and return a declaration of eligibility and release of liability upon request by the Sponsors. Each Member will provide the declaration and release within seven (7) days of Sponsors’ request for such declaration and release. The declaration and release may include the Member’s confirmation of permission (without further compensation) to use the Member’s name, photograph, voice, likeness, logo (if any), state of residence, biographical material, for advertising, promotion, and marketing purposes, and for administration of the Sweepstakes. (Tennessee residents need not complete and return a publicity release to the extent prohibited by law.) ALL PRIZES AND COMPONENTS WILL BE GIVEN AWAY BY SPONSORS “AS IS.” SPONSORS DO NOT MAKE, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM, ANY WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, REGARDING ANY PRIZE, COMPONENTS, TRAVEL, OR ACCOMMODATIONS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SPONSORS DISCLAIM ALL EQUITABLE INDEMNITIES.

TERMINATION

The Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Sweepstakes in their sole and absolute discretion if the Sweepstakes becomes technically corrupted or is not capable of being run as planned, including, but not limited to, as a result of infections by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsors that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such event, the Sponsors will post notice at the Sweepstakes Website and will implement an alternate means for awarding all prizes.

NO ENDORSEMNET

Nothing contained in these Official Rules or any other Sweepstakes -related materials is or shall be construed as an endorsement by Sponsors of each other, the component manufacturers, or any other third party, product, or service.

MISCELLANEOUS

If any part of these Official Rules is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable, such part will be deemed modified or eliminated to the extent necessary, in the court’s opinion, to make it enforceable while preserving the original intent of the Sponsors, and the remaining parts of these Official Rules will remain in full force and effect. The Sweepstakes will be governed by, and these Official Rules will be interpreted by, and enforced in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York and applicable United States federal law exclusively, without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. Any dispute arising out of or relating to these Official Rules, the Sweepstakes or any prize must be brought exclusively in the state or federal courts located in New York, NY and the Sponsors and each participant irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of such courts and waive any objection to such courts on any basis, including but not limited to jurisdiction, venue, or inconvenience of the forum. The Sponsors are not responsible for any content posted on the Sweepstakes website by contestants or participants and reserve the right to remove any material posted on the contest website which it deems inappropriate.

For the names of all of the prizewinners, which will be available after October 15, 2011, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: EDN, a division of United Business Media LLC | 303 2ndstreet, Ste. 900, South Tower San Francisco, CA 94107 | Attention: Christian Fahlen