Our company strongly supports science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs and policies to build the U.S. talent pipeline. Our company’s education initiatives and the TI Foundation support efforts to foster STEM education and school improvement, especially in communities where we have a presence. In the U.S., we advocate for education policies that promote student achievement and improve teacher effectiveness, particularly in STEM subjects. Specifically, we support:
Our company’s ability to compete, innovate and succeed relies on the ability to hire and retain the world's greatest scientists and engineers, regardless of national origin.
In the United States, international students represent the majority of advanced degree graduates from U.S. university programs in electrical engineering, a key discipline for our company. Current U.S. employment visa policies put American companies at a disadvantage for hiring and retaining those students. Our advocacy focuses on:
Research investments are at the heart of ensuring the United States remains competitive. Federal funding plays a critical role in supporting fundamental research at U.S. universities and national labs. However, federal support for research, particularly in the physical sciences and engineering, has declined over the last several decades as a percentage of GDP.
Our company participates in pre-competitive consortia and university research in groundbreaking semiconductor technologies and innovative applications. We support reinvigorating fundamental research by:
Our company invests heavily in R&D and enjoys a strong brand based on years of providing customers with quality solutions. We hold more than 40,000 active patents and aim to protect our intellectual property around the world against infringement or misuse. Our advocacy includes: