December 2008
In This Issue:
Featured

Shaunna Black: TI executive, mentor, innovator and community leader

TI's dedication to innovation marked by research investments and university partnerships

Education
State of Texas, SRC, TI, UT System and UT Dallas launch world-class analog design research center
Magnusson named TI Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics at UT Arlington
AP physics camps aim to increase girls' interest in STEM studies
Educational event exposes area students to careers in technology
Community
TI Foundation names new chairman
TI supports the arts in its communities
New UT Southwestern BioCenter to support research, boost Dallas business
Citizenship

TI named among best companies for working moms

TI receives perfect score in Corporate Equality Index

Government
Congressional passage of R&D and energy tax credits will help promote innovation
Technology
TI team honored with award for innovative wireless technology breakthrough
 
  Featured

Shaunna Black: TI executive, mentor, innovator and community leader

Shaunna Black: TI executive, mentor, innovator and community leaderShaunna Black aims to provide avenues for girls to discover the opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers and she seeks to mentor women already working in these fields.

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TI's dedication to innovation marked by research investments and university partnershipsTI's dedication to innovation marked by research investments and university partnerships

Throughout its 78-year history, TI has placed a strong value on innovation. The company's commitment to developing new technologies is evident in several recent investments in research and partnerships with universities.

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  Education

State of Texas, SRC, TI, UT System and UT Dallas launch world-class analog design research center

Governor Rick Perry recently announced a $16 million collaboration among academia, industry and government that will create the Texas Analog Center of Excellence, TxACE, at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas).

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Dr. Robert MagnussonMagnusson named TI Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics at UT Arlington

Dr. Robert Magnusson has been named the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington).

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AP physics camps aim to increase girls' interest in STEM studies

AP physics camps aim to increase girls interest in STEM studiesNevena Rakonjac, a Dallas ISD student, said she thought engineering professions were only for men.

"I thought that I should go into 'helper' fields, such as teaching or nursing," Rakonjac said. "I had always liked math and science; however, I had no intentions of taking high-level courses in those subjects."

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Educational event exposes area students to careers in technology

Educational event exposes area students to careers in technologyAs part of the "Engineering Your Future through Math and Science" program, volunteers from TI, Cisco, Nortel and Raytheon recently presented to more than 1,100 seventh and eighth graders from Bowman and Armstrong middle schools about the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies. The schools are in the Plano Independent School District (ISD).

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  Community

TI Foundation names new chairman

The Texas Instruments Foundation has named Sam Self its new chairman of the board.

Throughout his 34-year career at TI, Self held financial positions in various business units before retiring in 2002 as senior vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. He is an active member in the community and serves on the board of the Baptist Foundation of Texas and as a trustee of the Eugene McDermott Foundation.

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TI supports the arts in its communities

TI supports the arts in its communitiesAs part of its philanthropic focus, TI partners with arts and cultural organizations that impact the business environment and enrich the quality of life in its communities.

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New UT Southwestern BioCenter to support research, boost Dallas business

TI is poised to benefit from opportunities that UT Southwestern Medical Center's new BioCenter presents to the Dallas business community. The company played a supporting role in the establishment of the recently announced biotech park, which is expected to spur innovations in patient care and aid economic growth in the area.

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  Citizenship

TI named among best companies for working moms

TI named among best companies for working momsFor the 13th consecutive year, Working Mother magazine included TI on its 100 Best Companies list. The companies listed are credited with promoting family-friendly programs and redefining workplace standards across the nation.

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TI receives perfect score in Corporate Equality Index

TI's commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and
engaged - including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees - is reflected in the 2009 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which recently gave TI a score of 100 percent, the highest score possible.

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  Government

Congressional passage of R&D and energy tax credits will help promote innovation

Congressional passage of R&D and energy tax credits will help promote innovationCongress recently passed legislation that includes a two-year renewal of the research and development (R&D) tax credit through Dec. 31, 2009. The R&D tax credit had expired at the end of 2007.

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  Technology

TI team honored with award for innovative wireless technology breakthrough

TI team honored with award for innovative wireless technology breakthroughThe Metroplex Technology Business Council recently gave a Tech Titans award to TI in the Technology Innovators category, recognizing pioneering accomplishments for the creation of breakthrough technology that revolutionized low-cost mobile phones.

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