Winning the America's Cup requires teamwork, and the forging of technological and financial partnerships. The following organizations are providing the support necessary to mount a winning America's Cup campaign.
Hewlett-Packard Company is a leading global provider of computing, Internet and Intranet solutions, services, communications products and measurement solutions, all of which are recognized for excellence in quality and support. It is the second-largest computer supplier in the world, with computer-related revenue in excess of $35.4 billion in its 1997 fiscal year. HP has 121,900 employees and had revenue of $42.9 billion in its 1997 fiscal year.
In addition to supporting AmericaOne 's America's Cup campaign, HP has a long history of involvement in worldwide sporting events dating back to the 1972 Olympics. HP also has supported past America's Cup campaigns, the Tour de France, World Team Tennis, The Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in the UK, Major League Soccer in the United States and the 1998 World Cup in France.with world-class capabilities in computational fluid dynamics and finite element modeling for structural analysis of the yacht's rig, hull and appendages. AmericaOne's design program will rely extensively upon Ford's Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) capabilities to support the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic components of the boats' design analysis.
Bellcore, a wholly owned subsidiary of SAIC, is a leading provider of communications software, engineering, and consulting services. As an Official Sponsor of AmericaOne , Bellcore will provide technical and financial support and partner with SAIC to provide the software development and telecommunications technology to integrate AmericaOne’s design team efforts for critical research, design and testing of the keel, hull and sails for the syndicate’s two new IACC (International America’s Cup Class) boats.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States. Based in San Diego and international in scope, SAIC offers a broad range of expertise in technology development and analysis, systems development and integration, technical support services, and high technology hardware and software products. SAIC has been involved in the America's Cup as a technology partner since 1984, and is the founding technology partner for the AmericaOne Challenge for the America's Cup.
Ford Motor Company is proud to join Ford will provide AmericaOne as official sponsor. Ford will provide AmericaOne
Visteon Racing will provide AmericaOne with its exclusive Integrated Telemetry Voice Communications (ITVC) system that unites telemetry and voice into a single package. Critical data is transmitted from the AmericaOne to an on-board laptop for the crew and additionally to a Visteon Control Center on land allowing engineers to constantly monitor and predict key performance aspects. Similar to the advanced telemetry currently in use by Visteon Racing's Formula One and CART Championship Cars, AmericaOne will be provided with real-time data of wind direction and speed, temperature, heading and key control surface positions.
Altair Engineeringprovides innovative software for engineering simulation to enhance the product design and analysis process. We provide the highest performing and most capable tools available to support this mission. Our tools are used by Altair Engineering and in industries worldwide to streamline the design process.
We stand behind our products with specialists, not generalists, to ensure our customers meet their objectives. If you deal with engineering simulation and analysis problems on a daily basis, Altair Engineeringcan provide you with the best technology, support, and overall value available.
Ernst & Young LLP is the leader among professional services firms in delivering ideas, solutions, and results for clients in the U.S. -- the leader in delivering the value that clients care about. Ernst & Young has the industry expertise and technical skills to provide ideas and solutions that are tailored to clients' needs and to deliver tangible results.
Exponent, Inc. You may have known us as the consulting companies within The Failure Group, including Failure Analysis Associates. Exponent Failure Analysis Associates is the world's leading scientific consulting firm engaged in determining and explaining why and how things go wrong. Failure has uncovered the scientific facts in thousands of cases over the last 25 years. Exponent FaAA's areas of expertise include construction and structural and marine engineering, as well as finite element analysis. Its largest clients in these areas are commercial shipping and oil-platform companies. A team of marine scientists and engineers analyze ship motion, hydrodynamics, fracture mechanics and hull strength by using computer simulation of actual conditions a given structure will face.
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has 650 lawyers in 14 offices worldwide. Founded in 1890, the firm provides advice in virtually every area of commerical law, nationally and internationally. Firm clients include multinational corporations in all major industries, commercial and investment banks, start-up ventures, emerging growth businesses, partnerships, government entities and individuals. The firm has offices throughout the United States, as well as Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Grey San Francisco, is an office of Grey Advertising, Inc., a $5.9 billion agency headquartered in New York City. With offices in 82 countries around the world, Grey services a multi-national client list, including Proctor & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods and 3M. Grey is a leader in building fully integrated campaigns, utilizing advertising, public relations, direct marketing and sales promotion to meet strategic goals. In San Francisco, we offer the best of both worlds: a creative, entrepreneurial spirit made possible by hands-on, local management, and all the resources of a global agency.
Korn/Ferry International, the world's leading executive search firm with 71 offices in over 42 countries, specializes in senior-level searches for clients throughout North America, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Latin America. Since our founding in 1969, we have conducted over 60,000 searches for clients in every industry and in all parts of the world — and have developed an in-depth understanding of the industry, business and management issues facing organizations today. Korn/Ferry International works in partnership with our clients to help them deal with the human resource challenges they face and to identify the senior executives they need to grow and prosper.
Volvo Penta is a leading worldwide partner for technically advanced, high quality power systems for leisure and commericial craft, as well as industrial power systems (gasoline and diesel, with a hp range from 10 to 770 hp).
Our products and services create competitive advantages for our customers and provide end users with such high level of security and performance that they will be totally satisfied with their choice both now and in the future.
In conjunction with one of their leading US dealers ... Helmut's Marine Service of San Rafael, California, they proudly supply the AmericaOne team in their effort to bring the America's Cup back to the U.S.!
Helmut's Marine is the Authorized Volvo Penta Power Center for N. California, Utah, Nevada, Guam and Hawaii - our goal in supporting the AmericaOne team is "bring it back"!!
Amtec Engineering, Inc.,is an engineering software company located in Bellevue, Washington. Amtec specializes in software for the visualization of scientific and engineering data and for the numerical simulation of fluid flows. Amtec not only develops and markets software, but also is actively involved in research and application of its software for industry, NASA, and various branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Black Mountain Spring Water, founded in 1937 by our Grandfather, has grown to be the largest independent producer of spring water in the United States and the tenth largest bottled water company in the Nation. We are still family owned and operated, and our headquarters are located on the San Francisco peninsula in the town of San Carlos, where we started business 60 years ago.
CADSI develops and markets tools for Simulation Driven Design. Our software is used worldwide by mechanical engineers to simulate the behavior of mechanical systems, validate and improve designs, reduce costly physical prototyping, and shorten time to market. CADSI provides technical training, hot-line support, and engineering consulting services.
Chesapeake Decision Sciences is the leading provider of consulting services and decision support software for supply chain optimization. MIMI, the Manager for Interactive Modeling Interfaces, is state-of-the-art software for Production Planning, Scheduling, Demand Management, and Advanced Able-to-Promise applications.
Most of the technologies and tools applied to yacht design focus on the simulation or optimization of a particular aspect of the design. Chesapeake is using the power and flexibility of MIMI to build large-scale holistic models in order to optimize the overall design, principally in the areas of performance prediction and design evaluation for a wide range of weather conditions.
Harvey + Garcia Design, Inc., (HGD) is a full-service graphic design studio specializing in corporate communications, packaging, promotional material, and identity. Along with providing effective design solutions, HGD can contribute marketing strategy, copywriting, illustration, photography, and print supervision. Projects are created for both the traditional print media as well as the World Wide Web.
Built upon a proven history of creative excellence, HGD's client base is a mix of companies specializing in high technology and financial management. Ongoing relationships include Oracle Corporation, Quantum Corporation, Visa USA, TCSI Corporation, and Exodus Communications, Inc.
Hornblower Yachts, Inc., currently operates 23 USCG-certified vessels with capacities from 49 to 1000 passengers, and also maintains two non-cruising facilities accommodating 600 guests each. Hornblower operates over 5,000 cruises each year from seven ports in California San Francisco, Berkeley, Marina Del Rey, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego, and South Lake Tahoe and carries over 550,000 guests annually.
Pointwise, Inc. is a premier supplier of grid generation software and services for the computational analysis community. In addition to developing, supporting, and marketing the Gridgen product family, the company is involved in numerous research and software development projects related to numerical grid generation. Further information can be obtained at http://www.pointwise.com.
PowerBar remains the leading choice of a complete source for sustained energy. Many of the world's top athletes have made PowerBar an essential part of their training and competition. PowerBar is also very popular among health-conscious, active people as a convenient, low-fat, nutritious snack. PowerBar energy bars are available in Malt-Nut, Chocolate, Wild Berry, Apple-Cinnamon, Banana, Mocha, Oatmeal Raisin and Peanut Butter flavors.
Trimble is a world leader in the emerging commercial markets for GPS satellite-based navigation, positioning and communication data products. The company holds more U.S. patents on GPS and related technology than any other organization. Trimble products are sold world-wide for diverse applications including land and hydrographic surveying; mapping/GIS data acquisition; agriculture; military; general, corporate and commercial aviation; marine navigation; vehicle tracking and communications; and mobile GPS. The company also manufactures and sells GPS engines for the OEM market. Founded in 1978 and located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has been a leader in providing GPS solutions since 1984.
West Marine is proud to be recognized as a responsible, customer-friendly supplier and distributor of boating products, and one which continues to strive to offer the best in merchandise, customer satisfaction, and knowledge and understanding of the boating industry. Our mission is to "supply and service boating related products that offer outstanding value to our customers." That charter is carried out by the three divisions which make up our company today: retail stores, catalog, and wholesale. Through them we offer more than 32,000 products from more than 800 vendors. Our customers include a wide mix of pleasure and commercial boaters involved in virtually every aspect of life on and around the water.
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher | Grey Advertising | Korn/Ferry Int'l | Volvo Penta
Amtec Engineering, Inc. | Black Mountain Spring Water | CADSI
Chesapeake Decision Sciences | Harvey + Garcia Design, Inc. | Hornblower Yachts, Inc.
Pointwise | PowerBar | Trimble | West Marine