Dave Heacock is senior vice president and manager of Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Analog (SVA). SVA was formed through the acquisition of National Semiconductor, one of Silicon Valley's original semiconductor companies with a heritage of technical innovation dating back more than 50 years.
Based in Silicon Valley, Heacock provides strategic leadership to develop game-changing solutions that solve the real-world analog signal chain and power management problems facing global system manufacturers.
Previously, he led worldwide strategy and operations for High Volume Analog and Logic (HVAL), where he helped transition its product portfolio into a growth contributor for TI. Before that, Heacock was vice president of Portable Power Management, with overall responsibilities that included product development and product definition. He also managed TI's battery management product line and has a long history in low-power battery operated components.
Heacock began his career with TI in 1999 when the company acquired Unitrode Corporation, where he was the director of portable power products. He joined Unitrode in 1998 through its acquisition of Benchmarq Microelectronics, a successful start-up company focused on battery management, where he had served in various new product development and marketing roles since 1990.
He believes that his position within TI is evidence of the company's ability to fully integrate and profit from strategic acquisitions that have grown and strengthened TI as the leading analog supplier. Based on his decades in the industry, Heacock is positioning SVA for long-term growth and customer success in a changing market.
Heacock earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary engineering and management from Clarkson University, New York, in 1983. He received his Master of Business Administration in 1988 from the University of North Texas, where he currently is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Law. Heacock also serves on the board of directors of the TI Foundation.