TIís dedication to innovation marked by research investments and university partnerships
TI was awarded the Momentum Award by the Dallas Regional Chamber in the "Technology Catalyst" category, because of TI's recent investments in the Kilby Labs and university research. L to R: Frank Roby, CEO Holmes Murphy and Associates – Texas; Martin Izzard, TI vice president and director of the Signal Processing Systems R&D Center; and Carl Ewert, Jones Lang LaSalle.
Throughout its 78-year history, TI has placed a strong value on innovation. The companyís commitment to developing new technologies is evident in several recent investments in research and partnerships with universities.
Kilby Labs promote progress
TIís new Kilby Labs builds on the legacy of Jack Kilby, who created the first integrated circuit at TI 50 years ago.
Kilby Labs, a center designed to foster creative ideas for breakthrough semiconductor technology, is located on TI's North Campus in Dallas. It was inspired by the original TI lab where Kilby first designed the chip that fueled the electronics revolution.
The new facility brings together university researchers and leading TI engineers to discover life-changing opportunities for semiconductor technology. From creating new ways to make health care more mobile to harnessing new power sources to enabling more fuel-efficient vehicles, researchers at Kilby Labs will focus on developing chip advances that make a difference.
"All of us at TI believe that technologies that significantly impact our lives are the right technologies for our business," said Rich Templeton, TI president, chairman and CEO. "The power to help make the world healthier, safer, greener and more fun is what gets us excited about chip innovation, and why we come to work every day at TI. It's what motivated Jack Kilby to build the first IC and why he was able to transform the world through his ideas and inventions."
"Our vision for Kilby Labs," said Gregg Lowe, TI senior vice president and the project's executive sponsor, "is that it will combine TI's experience in developing new chip technologies and our understanding of customer needs with the dreams of a new generation of innovators. Technology springs from imagination, and we want to create an environment where people can both imagine a better world and help build it. The best way we can celebrate Jack's contributions is by providing people with the opportunity to carry on his work and find new ways for a tiny chip to dramatically improve millions of lives around the world."
Analog design research center strengthens growing industries
Governor Rick Perry recently announced a $16 million collaboration that will establish an analog design research center at the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas). The Texas Analog Center of Excellence, TxACE, will help create leading-edge analog technology for both traditional electronics and emerging applications. It is a collaborative effort by the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the State of Texas, TI, the University of Texas System and UT Dallas. For more information about TxACE, see this article.
Endowed chair furthers valuable research
TI also recently gave $1 million to establish the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics at UT Arlington, which will be held by Dr. Robert Magnusson, a former professor and department chairman. For more information about the endowed chair, see this article.
BioCenter drives technology advancement
UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is spurring innovations by establishing a new biotech park called the BioCenter at Southwestern Medical District. It will develop university technologies and attract existing biotech companies to North Texas. TI is poised to benefit from the opportunities that the BioCenter presents to the business community. For more information about the BioCenter, see this article.