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Kevin Ritchie


Kevin Ritchie

Kevin Ritchie,
senior vice president, Technology & Manufacturing Group,
Texas Instruments Incorporated

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Ritchie is a senior vice president of Texas Instruments and is responsible for the company's Technology and Manufacturing Group, which includes both silicon technology development and manufacturing operations.

As manager of TI's manufacturing operations, Ritchie has responsibility for TI-owned wafer-fabrication facilities and assembly/test operations at 11 sites worldwide. He is also responsible for TI's relationships with its external foundries.

Ritchie joined TI in 1978 as a product engineer in TI's defense business, following his graduation from the University of Dayton with a bachelor's of engineering degree in electrical engineering. Two years later he moved to TI's Semiconductor business, where he held various wafer-fab assignments in product and R&D engineering.

He was named a wafer fab manager in 1990, manager of TI's worldwide application-specific products manufacturing operations in 1996, and senior vice president in charge of TI's worldwide manufacturing operations in 2000.