We are glad to announce the top 5 finalists:

- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Automatic Generation of a MP3 player

- Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul
MultiNoC: A Multiprocessing System Enabled by a Network on Chip

-Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
TEJU - A Reconfigurable Remote Controlled Vehicle approach for risk  situations

- Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro
Reconfigurable Hardware for the M-ary Modular Exponentiation using Addition Chains

- Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo
FPGA Implementation of an OFDM Modem

These designs will be presented at SBCCI in Porto de Galinhas on Sept 7 - 11.