For more than six decades, TI has been committed to higher education, especially where it pertains to engineering, math and science. Graduates in these disciplines are the lifeblood of high-technology companies such as TI. Our commitment covers campuses across the United States and around the globe. TI develops partnerships and programs to promote excellence in research, contributes financial resources, offers expertise and donates equipment – all with the specific goal to make higher education better and more accessible. In the past ten years, TI and its foundation have made grants totaling more than $75 million to colleges and universities.
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Partners for the future
DSP (Digital Signal Processing) University Program – an 18-year program and $50 million investment in university education and DSP research, partnering with universities and research centers around the world.
- DSP Leadership Universities – collaborative university network of three leading universities in the DSP field: Rice University, Georgia Tech and MIT.
- DSP Elite Universities – 99 premier electrical engineering schools worldwide receive product development tools and access to TI research personnel.
- DSP Labs/Curricula – more than 1300 labs at universities worldwide where about 80,000 electrical engineering students are learning about DSP
- University Challenge – a $100,000 contest to reward the best and brightest engineering students to design and develop new uses of TI digital signal processing and analog technologies. Recent winners have come from universities in Singapore and Italy.
Analog University Program – a partnership with top electrical engineering departments where students conduct research to develop state-of-the-art analog semiconductor technologies.
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Notable U.S. programs
University of Texas at Dallas – Agreement with state of Texas to give $300 million to bring UTD to tier 1 R&D status as a complement to TI's new facility in Richardson, $2.5 million toward an addition to the existing engineering building, compounds a 30-year relationship, which began when TI's founders donated cash, land and equipment to start the university. The Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science is named for one of TI's founders.
Texas Technology Workforce Development Grant Program – a $2 million grant in support of this unique state/industry/university collaboration designed to increase the number of engineering and computer science graduates from Texas colleges and universities.
Georgia Institute of Technology – a $2.2 million grant that created the TI Graduate Scholars Program in Analog Integrated Circuit Design. Named a DSP Leadership School resulting in a $1 million grant for long-term research projects and collaboration with TI's top DSP experts.
Stanford University – a $1.5 million grant to establish five graduate fellowships in science and engineering for analog, DSP and electrical engineering research.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology – a DSP Leadership School that received $2 million for long-term DSP research projects, along with collaboration with TI's top DSP experts. Technology partner for more than 60 years.
Rice University – $9 million in cash donations to fund facilities and long-term cooperative research projects in key technological areas of digital signal processing and information engineering.
Texas A&M – a gift of $5.1 million to build one of the nation's premier university analog programs and encourage long-term growth of U.S. engineering talent.
SMU – a $5 million effort to build a new engineering building named after TI's former chairman, Jerry R. Junkins, along with a grant to fund the Institute for Engineering Education to promote engineering careers among today's students.
Prairie View A&M – grant totaling more than $1.6 million to fund labs, scholarships and faculty to improve electrical engineering programs, bringing high-quality engineering education to a greater percentage of the Texas population.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - A $250,000 grant that will enable faculty to expand their work to improve wireless technology education nationally and internationally by creating new teaching materials and expanding partnerships with educational organizations and industry.
Texas Tech University – A $1 million chair to attract world renowned experts for the Systems Engineering Program and $1 million to develop a new advanced Electronics Systems Engineering Program.
University of Texas at El Paso – two grants totaling $2.4 million to fund scholarships, labs, facility and equipment to enhance the university's digital signal processing and analog engineering capabilities.
University of Arkansas at Fayetteville – a donation of $690,000 to sponsor research and studies of semiconductor technology related to mixed signals, which are used to develop ICs.
University of California at San Diego – TI is a significant partner in the four-year development of UCSD's future Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology or Cal-(IT2). TI's donation will be in addition to the California legislature's allocation $100 million over the next four years.
The 13 DSP Elite University schools in the United States and Canada include: Carnegie Mellon, Georgia Tech, MIT, Purdue University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Northern Illinois University, and University of Texas at Austin, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Carleton University and Rice University.
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Notable international programs
Tel Aviv University – a three-year, $300,000 commitment to establish an Advanced Teaching Laboratory for DSP and a Research and Projects DSP Lab at the university.
Beijing Tsinghua University – a three-year, $500,000 partnership with China's most prominent university to set up a DSP and microcontroller technology center to further education opportunities for the country's engineering students.
Carleton University (Canada) – co-funded with Nortel a $500,000 DSP lab for advanced communications research to lead to new technology for wireless communications, high-speed data and voice over Internet protocol.
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