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
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
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.