TI Chief Executive to Discuss Shared Past and Future

Templeton Visiting on Tour of Company's Collegiate Research Partners

Jan. 29, 2008

Texas Instruments chief executive Richard K. Templeton will visit campus Thursday to meet with students, staff, faculty and officials of the university that shares more than 40 years of his company’s history.

A Continuing Partnership With UT Dallas

Texas Instruments and its foundation continue to work with and support UT Dallas:

• In exchange for building a chip manufacturing plant in Richardson, Texas, TI brokered a deal with the state that will provide $300 million to the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

• The engineering school received $2 million to endow the Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics.

• Over the past six years, TI has funded more than $500,000 for research on analog systems at UT Dallas. In 2006 the company pledged $1.5 million to endow a distinguished chair in analog systems and establish a graduate student research fellowship.

• Since 2002, TI has provided $2.6 million to expand existing space in the engineering and management schools.

• In partnership with various research consortiums, TI has contributed about $2.5 million for sponsored research and the recruitment and training of engineers for the region.

• The Texas Instruments Foundation gave the University $240,000 to help establish the Academic Excellence Scholarship program.

• TI recently approved a grant of $320,000 to the School of Management, which will help the company tie its engineering focus to business innovation.

He will make a public speech from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the TI Auditorium in the Engineering & Computer Science Building.

Templeton is scheduled to discuss past, present and future ties between TI and UT Dallas and challenge students to become the scientists and engineers that will solve the world’s critical problems.

Templeton’s visit is part of a series of trips he is making to TI’s higher-education partners across the country.  At each stop, Templeton meets with researchers in their labs, hearing about their results and discussing TI’s goals.

Dallas-based Texas Instruments manufactures, designs and sells semiconductors in more than 25 countries. TI’s collaboration with UT Dallas started more than 40 years ago when the company’s founders donated cash, land and equipment to start the university.

More recently, TI brokered an economic development package with the state of Texas that provided $300 million to expand the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering, which is named for one of TI’s founders.

The TI Foundation also recently approved a grant of $323,000 to the UT Dallas School of Management. 


Media contact: Meredith Dickenson, UT Dallas, (972) 883-2155, meredith.dickenson@utdallas.edu

Patty Arellano, TI Corporate Communications, (214) 480-4665, parellano@ti.com

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Richard K. Templeton will make a public speech at 5:15 p.m. in the TI Auditorium in the Engineering & Computer Science Building.

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