IISc Joins TI To Develop Future Applications

by CXOtoday Staff    Apr 03, 2007

Texas Instruments has invited the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to join its research network.

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 for education and advanced research in India.

TI chose IISc after reviewing 16 criteria including research leadership and in-depth knowledge of technology to focus on future applications in wireless, consumer, medical and industrial markets.

IISc will receive seed funding of $400,000 over five years, and the existing funds have already been granted. The institute would also gain access to TI’s worldwide teams and an opportunity to work with 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 students at IISc in India, Rich Templeton, TI president and CEO said, “The higher education in engineering and science that 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”.

“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”, he added.

P. Balaram, Director IISc avered, “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. TI has been working with IISc for over 10 years. 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.