Texas Instruments and Prestigious Indian Institute of Science Establish Leadership University
BANGALORE, INDIA (April 2, 2007) – Texas Instruments, a leader in the semiconductor industry, invited Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to join as one of only four Leadership Universities in the world. Under this program, IISc will join TI’s premier research network as its first Leadership University outside the US. The agreement furthers TI’s commitment to education and advanced research in India.
TI chose the school after a review of 16 criteria ranging from research leadership and in-depth knowledge of technology, to its focus on future applications in wireless, consumer, medical and industrial markets. As a Leadership University, IISc will receive a seed funding of $400,000 over five years, an extension of existing funding already received by IISc. IISc will also gain enhanced access to TI’s worldwide teams and an opportunity to work with TI’s other Leadership Universities on future TI funded programs. The funding will be used to support research programs for industry specific applications, as well as curriculum development in DSP, analog and mixed signal systems.
While speaking to the students at IISc in India, Rich Templeton, TI president and CEO said, “The higher education in engineering and science you get here provides you with critical skills and also enables you to transform the lives of millions through invention and discovery. Our goal in joining with IISc through the Leadership University program is to enable engineers to use electronics innovation to enrich lives.” He further highlighted that, “India is recognized for its progress and needs similar higher education research programs to sustain intellectual credibility and advancement of the industry. TI is committed to the long term goals of the industry.”
Professor P. Balaram, Director IISc, welcomed Rich Templeton and said “It is a pleasure to partner with TI as a Leadership University. We look forward to sharing our ideas through collaborative research and to develop innovative technologies under this program”.
IISc is a post graduate institute known to produce excellent post-graduates and PhDs. TI has been working with IISc for over 10 years. Recognition as a Leadership University reflects TI’s strategic and long term commitment to advance technology and grow the benefits of electronics innovation in India.
As one of the first multi-national corporations to recognize India’s talent in 1985, TI’s India operations today are an integral part of global engineering and sales teams working on numerous product areas across the country. Under its India university program, TI established one of the first of its 550 DSP Labs in India at IISc in 1996. It is also launching an Analog university program for engineering institutions throughout India. Focus on both DSP and Analog competencies will drive a system level approach to technical education.
Making math and science education more accessible to people around the world has been a TI commitment for more than 60 years and the company’s university partnerships have touched thousands of students in every region across the globe.
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