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Jan 06, 2021

More miles, fewer wires in future electric vehicles

Electric vehicles (EV) may boast comfortable interiors and elegant tech, but the chassis underneath is packed with as many battery cells as the manufacturer can fit in. Every cell is connected with wires to monitor and regulate performance, and the weight of all that wiring is a drag on range, reliability and price. Our new wireless BMS solution eliminates bulky wiring, creating new opportunities in EV design that can help improve driving range and reliability.

Dec 15, 2020

Pushing automotive power tech faster and further

Power electronics and teamwork are two of Pradeep Shenoy’s passions, and he’s at his best when they intersect. His love for technology began with a university project: Building a hybrid formula one race car. Now, he leads our company’s automotive power design team that is finding ways to push power further. 

Nov 17, 2020

Accelerating wireless connectivity for a changing world

From remote work to home-based education, wireless connectivity has become an integral part of our lives – and the pace of change will continue to accelerate. “Recent events have taken an enormous toll on people and economies around the world, but they also illustrate the importance of connectivity for how we live, learn and work,” said Mattias Lange, general manager for Embedded Connectivity Solutions. “This technology has allowed us to stay nimble and to adapt and succeed in a world that is ever-changing.”

Nov 09, 2020

Driving the electric vehicle evolution with GaN

Electric and hybrid-electric vehicles that incorporate our company’s latest automotive-qualified gallium nitride (GaN) power-management technology will be able to charge faster and drive farther than automotive systems based on traditional silicon-based charging technology. Enabling automobile manufacturers to remove these barriers to widespread adoption of HEV/EVs is a major step toward lowering emissions that affect air quality and climate worldwide.

Nov 03, 2020

Cobots bring the future to the factory

Semiconductor technology is a driving force in collaborative robot production, powering advances in motor control, sensing and industrial communications that allow cobots to function efficiently and safely close to humans on the factory floor.

Oct 13, 2020

Preparing for disruption

The use of machine learning in warehouses and factories is on the rise, and companies that have invested in machine-learning algorithms have been able to react creatively, swiftly and productively during these unprecedented times. Here are three specific ways machine learning can help companies.

Oct 06, 2020

Journey of innovation

A “Just do It” attitude is exactly what was required of the TI mmWave R&D team during their nine-year innovation journey to create a technology that made it possible to integrate affordable mmWave radar systems into mid-to-low-end vehicles to improve safety. This is the inside story.

Sep 29, 2020

Vision: Possible

Imagine a low-cost radar sensor that could be affixed to a firefighter's helmet to detect an unconscious or incapacitated person through walls and smoke. Thanks to our company's engineers who created the world's first millimeter-wave radar system on chip, our customers can integrate radar sensing technology into an array of applications that improve safety on the road and in factories, and could even help firefighters save lives.

Sep 15, 2020

The chip that changed the world

TIer Jack Kilby’s invention of the integrated circuit, plus decades of subsequent innovation, demonstrate our passion to create a better world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors.

Aug 25, 2020

Doing more with less power

Our insatiable appetite for electricity – from data servers to vehicle electrification to the Industrial Internet of Things – brings challenges to pack more power in smaller spaces, all while reducing system costs. “Helping the world do more with less power is critical, because our desire for more data and more connected devices is not slowing down,” said Steve Lambouses, vice president and general manager of High Voltage Power. 

Aug 11, 2020

The new tech frontier in senior care

Advances in technology that improve the quality of life for seniors also help keep them out of the hospital. From mobility to memory loss, there is surging demand for cutting-edge technology to ease the burden on both the aging generation and their caregivers. 

Aug 04, 2020

The art of persistence

Xiaolin sees networks everywhere. They’re in everything from smart electric grids to the connectivity that makes our modern homes, offices, factories, hospitals and vehicles possible. As a technical leader, Xiaolin has made significant contributions to data networks. But she also focuses on strengthening a network of women engineers whom she has mentored and coached.

Jul 21, 2020

Perfect timing

When it comes online in 2027, the Square Kilometer Array telescope project will give astronomers access to more deep-space data than ever before. But a quarter billionth of a second threatened to derail the project. The National Research Council of Canada and TI partnered to solve the challenge with our new high-speed data converter.

Jun 30, 2020

Powering a brighter future across Haiti

Jake Smith’s solar-powered solutions have brought electricity to homes, clinics and community centers in rural Haiti.

Jun 02, 2020

Cars get a jolt from 48 volt

Many of today’s automobiles, and their internal combustion engines, are in the midst of a transformation as emissions regulations force automakers to find ways to lower cars' carbon output efficiently and effectively. A step-change is needed from traditional 12-volt electrical systems – and that change is a 48-volt electrical system.

May 12, 2020

Helping our customers in the fight against COVID-19 is personal for TIers

As our customers around the world are working to innovate and accelerate solutions for the COVID-19 front lines, TIers are meeting the challenge to supply their needs. The increased urgency to support our customers has become a rallying cry for our teams.

May 05, 2020

Software, supplies and support: How we are caring for our communities during COVID-19

From developing contact-free digital passes in the Philippines to donating and distributing medical supplies in Mexico and Germany to meeting the food demand in India and the United States, TIers are volunteering to support COVID-19 relief efforts across the globe.

Apr 14, 2020

Adapting to a digital workplace: ‘We have a problem-solving attitude’

Matt Hein sits at the kitchen table on a work call and reading emails with his 3-month-old son on his lap. Today’s digital workplace is a new reality for many around the world. Matt and many other TI employees have found ways to adapt and succeed in a world that’s ever-changing.

Apr 07, 2020

How 3D printing is helping the fight against COVID-19

Engineers, hobbyists, DIYers and others are joining a growing movement worldwide to utilize 3D printing to produce medical gear and supplies amid growing shortages as the COVID-19 pandemic strains global supply.

Mar 17, 2020

3 car tech trends to watch in 2020

Today’s drivers have come to expect advanced safety features, smoother rides and personalized in-cabin technology in their cars. Innovations are deepening our connections with cars, and carmakers aren't just providing hardware and software - they're providing experiences.

Mar 10, 2020

Dan Rembold’s problem-solving skills put him on the road to cancer recovery

Dan Rembold had 72 hours to live. And he didn't know it yet. After a battery of tests, doctors identified his mysterious illness: an aggressive blood cancer. A tough treatment saved his life. Now he's planning to cycle across the United States to raise awareness about cancer research.

Feb 24, 2020

Rich and Mary Templeton give $51 million to transform engineering at Union College and recruit more women to tech careers

Inspired by TI’s founders, who established a company-wide tradition of giving back, Rich and Mary Templeton have given $51 million to their alma mater, Union College, to transform its engineering and liberal arts programs and help recruit more women into technology careers.

Feb 11, 2020

Fueling the next generation of advanced driver assistance systems

Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are expanding to more mainstream vehicles. Our Jacinto™ 7 processor platform is helping fuel the technology shift, enabling manufacturers to create better ADAS technology and automotive gateway systems that act as communication hubs.

Jan 28, 2020

How intelligent, automated robots on wheels are changing last-mile delivery

Multiple sensing and processing technologies are enabling a new wave of last-mile delivery service on college campuses – automated, wheeled robots. But automated delivery could mean much more on a global scale, improving urban congestion and air quality.

Nov 26, 2019

Engineering hope for rare diseases

Since learning about her son’s rare disease, Batten, Gina Hann has been on a nonstop journey to bring hope to other families dealing with a similar diagnosis and to make gene therapy for rare diseases more accessible.

Nov 21, 2019

How sensor-rich smart stores will make shopping a breeze

Data moves at almost the speed of light, but groceries don't. As the spread of high-speed internet renders information transmission ever-faster, the efficiency of the necessary physical transactions involved in buying and selling goods has lagged behind. That's about to change.

 

Nov 19, 2019

Why the future of automation is being propelled by innovation at the edge

The future of intelligent machines rests on innovation at the edge – the embedded technology that enables real-time sensing and processing for more dynamic decision-making.

Oct 29, 2019

How smart, adaptive headlights will make your drive safer

Smart headlights may soon brighten America’s roads and safety prospects. Using pixelated light sources, sensors, cameras and sophisticated software to direct a vehicle's high beams, the headlights provide the optimal light for every driving condition, while eliminating blinding glare.

Sep 24, 2019

Updated robotics kit brings technology to life for university students

The TI Robotics System Learning Kit family – with the TI-RSLK MAX being its newest addition – is a low-cost robotics kit and curriculum for the university classroom that is simple to build, code and test with solderless assembly. 

Sep 17, 2019

From concept to cosmos: How Jack Kilby's integrated circuit transformed the electronics industry

On Sept. 12, 1958, Jack Kilby presented his invention: An electronic oscillator formed from a small slice of the semiconductor material germanium. The first integrated circuit was born, bringing with it the exponential growth of the electronics industry and the spread of electronic devices throughout every aspect of our lives.

Aug 20, 2019

There’s more than one right answer in Jacob Day’s engineering class

Jacob Day took a five-year break from his career as an analog design engineer at our company to teach students that the best way to learn engineering is through trial and error.  “The educational system tends to teach kids to solve problems based on a recipe that leads to a single, correct solution," he said. “But the real world isn't like that. There’s more than one right answer.”
 

Aug 13, 2019

How education is opening doors in Bangalore

Thanks to a partnership between our company, non-governmental organizations and some of the government schools in Bangalore, India, motivated students are embracing education as the path out of poverty and into a better future.

Jul 15, 2019

Celebrating 50 years: One giant leap for TI’s integrated circuits

Voyager, Apollo, Mariner – these space missions may never have been possible without the invention of the IC. Jack Kilby's integrated circuit helped solve technological challenges of space flight by allowing engineers to put multiple electronic circuits on a small, flat piece of semiconductor material, saving weight and power.

Jun 25, 2019

New metering technology helps make every drop count

Ultrasonic technology gives water meters installed in smart buildings and smart cities the ability to detect and localize leaks as small as one drop every few seconds. 

Jun 18, 2019

The Spirit of Caring: TI honored for support of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas touches the lives of one in five North Texans, and our company was recently recognized for playing a key role for ongoing support of the important work accomplished by the organization. 

Jun 10, 2019

How technology is powering the reality of our EV future

More than 250 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are scattered across Dallas, in small clusters of two or three at grocery stores, hotels and shopping centers. It’s a patchwork infrastructure of park-and-plug spots in major cities around the United States.  

May 20, 2019

There’s Hope in the race to design your future car

In the race toward autonomy, carmakers are dreaming about possibilities for the car-turned-computer. Hope is among the innovators and problem-solvers helping carmakers determine how technology can make their dreams reality. 

Apr 29, 2019

3 smart factory trends that will boost productivity

When a system fails on the factory floor, each second of downtime equals dollars down the drain – about $22,000 per minute for some automobile manufacturers.

Apr 18, 2019

TI has selected Richardson, Texas as the location for our next 300mm analog wafer fab

We are pleased to announce TI has selected Richardson, Texas as the location for our next 300mm analog wafer fab. 

Apr 09, 2019

How technology is taking health care beyond the doctor’s office

On a recent trip to China, Yiannis Papantonopoulos got a glimpse of the future of medicine—and it was inside a suitcase

Mar 26, 2019

Young innovator finds purpose at the heartbeat of electronics and in the ‘soul of the music’

Concert violinist by night, microelectromechanical systems engineer by day. How a young innovator integrated his passions for violin and engineering to develop our latest breakthrough – TI BAW resonator technology.

Mar 05, 2019

From virtual health to smart cities, TI BAW technology accelerates big data on the information superhighway

The 21st century is the era of big data. In a world of billions of connected people and tens of billions of connected machines, the flow of data is growing exponentially. Our new bulk acoustic wave technology provides a much cleaner clock reference for wired and wireless systems.

Feb 27, 2019

Tiny technology, global impact: TI BAW resonator breakthrough creates new electronic heartbeat

Every electronic system has a heartbeat – a clock signal – that helps synchronize each component. For decades, designers have used quartz crystals for this. Our new bulk acoustic wave resonator breakthrough promises to radically improve the performance of internal clocks. 

Feb 12, 2019

3 ways 5G wireless will start unlocking a new technological era next year

5G cell networks — the next iteration of wireless telecommunications — will allow new capabilities across industries and consumer applications, and its upgrades are critical to achieve some of the digital world’s loftiest goals.

Jan 31, 2019

Intelligence at the edge powers autonomous factories

From traditional industrial robots to the latest collaborative robots, their systems rely on sensors that generate lots of data that can be used to make real-time decisions. Our millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology is helping enable intelligence at the edge in factories.

Jan 31, 2019

This day in TI space: from 1958 to today

Our heritage in space exploration is rich, dating back to 1958 with the launch of the U.S.’s first satellite – Explorer I. From that satellite to the first moon landing and first comet landing to exploring the planets, TI has been instrumental in several major space missions.

Jan 21, 2019

Smart robots coming soon to a cubicle or kitchen near you

From traditional industrial robots to the latest collaborative robots, their systems rely on sensors that generate lots of data that can be used to make real-time decisions. Our millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology is helping enable intelligence at the edge in factories.

Jan 08, 2019

5 ways your drive is changing faster than the autobahn

From enhanced connectivity, adaptive features and new levels of personalization, innovations and advancements in sensors, processors, microcontrollers, DLP® technology are changing your driving experience today and in the near future. 

Dec 11, 2018

A voice for change: Erika Beskar’s boldness drives technology and others’ success

Whether she’s encouraging women to advance in their engineering careers, advocating for STEM education or leading her team, Erika Beskar uses her influence to blaze a path for others. That passion has also helped her become the highest-ranking Latina on the TI Technical Ladder.

Nov 06, 2018

Grid automation: the bright future of the fast-growing power network

The future of America’s power grid looks bright: fewer outages, better efficiency and more renewable energy sources. Across the country, states and utility companies are transforming our electromechanical infrastructure into a system that’s automated, smarter and more dynamic.

Oct 30, 2018

3 ways augmented and virtual reality are transforming the factory floor

Reality technologies aren’t just for video games. Whether it's a machine operator using goggles for directions or an engineer seeing a plant before construction starts, manufacturers are adopting virtual tools.

Oct 22, 2018

Half the space, double the power: How gallium nitride is revolutionizing robotics, renewable energy, telecom and more

For more than 60 years, silicon has been the basis of the electrical components used in everything from mobile phones to industrial robots. But there’s a new breed of power supply and conversion systems based on gallium-nitride.

Oct 02, 2018

Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Bahai discusses isolation in a world of collaboration

In a world where humans and machines continually interact, isolation matters. The increasing number of industrial, automotive, medical and offline applications need the protection, noise immunity and reliable performance that isolation technology provides.

Sep 18, 2018

Intelligent autonomy at the edge: Sensors making decisions on their own can make life smarter

With a microcontroller, a radio-frequency front end, a hardware accelerator and a programmable DSP, TI mmWave sensors calculate an object's range, velocity and angle at up to three times higher resolution than any other radar sensor on the market.

Sep 06, 2018

No more cords: wirelessly transferred electricity may power the world's future

Robots and industrial machines once tethered to power outlets are starting to get a taste of freedom thanks to advances in wireless high-power transfer. This technology is rapidly advancing thanks to R&D investment and a world of electric-powered machines ready for disruption.

Aug 07, 2018

How connectivity is driving a reimagined future for cars

Whether it's Beijing, Frankfurt or Chicago, go to any of the world’s biggest auto shows and it quickly becomes clear that carmakers are going all in to develop vehicles that are smart, intuitive and connected.

Jul 24, 2018

From moon dust to meteor bits, NASA studies space rocks in zero-gravity facility built by TI engineers

From moon dust to meteor bits, geoscientists want to learn more about extraterrestrial dirt for a future human mission to Mars – and applications engineers from our company are making it possible. 

Jul 19, 2018

TI Foundation grant creates STEM learning opportunities for 10,000 students

A $4.6 million grant from the TI Foundation funds a partnership between Educate Texas and the Richardson Independent School District that will provide more than 10,000 students in pre-kindergarten through high school with opportunities to study STEM subjects.

Jul 17, 2018

TI Chairman Rich Templeton reassumes role of president and CEO after Brian Crutcher resigns as CEO

Brian Crutcher resigned as TI’s president, CEO and a member of the TI board. Rich Templeton reassumed the roles of president and CEO on an ongoing, indefinite basis, in addition to his role as chairman.

Jul 17, 2018

Exploring the impact of IoT on innovation

Before IoT became a buzzword, we had a simple idea to make it easier for developers to add complex radio technologies such as Wi-Fi® to their embedded applications. Today, Wi-Fi is the foundation for connectivity. But is IoT trend taking off as it should?

Jun 26, 2018

Milan engineers weave smart tech with high fashion to help curb teen obesity

Karate student Ulrike Lanting dons a new clothing style while high-kicking her opponents on the mat. She is one of 400 teenagers to test a smart shirt system that tracks physical activity, sleep duration, transportation habits and diet through wearable health technology.

Jun 12, 2018

Chief Technology Officer Ahmad Bahai discusses how TI mmWave technology helps us see clearly

Many technology leaders have long dreamed of a highly integrated radar vision that is accurate and uncluttered by ambient noise. TI mmWave sensors can see objects with detailed outlines and classify them.

May 15, 2018

Pit ninjas, robots, mentors and teamwork: Journey to robotics competition teaches value of STEM education

With help from mentors, including several from our company, the robotics team at Conrad High School in Dallas has grown into a powerhouse that placed seventh in its division in the FIRST® Robotics Competition World Championships in Houston.

May 03, 2018

Personification of purpose: Margaret McDermott's name ‘synonymous with giving back’

Margaret McDermott was the personification of purpose. Over six decades, the wife of TI founder Eugene McDermott gave tens of millions of dollars to better the lives of the people in her community.

Apr 10, 2018

How Bobby Mitra stays several moves ahead of the game

Bobby Mitra – pioneer in India’s semiconductor industry, IEEE Fellow and avid chess player – sees continual learning as an investment in the future. 

Mar 27, 2018

Gallium nitride innovations promise to improve the efficiency and size of power-management systems

The future of electronics depends on power-management innovations. Gallium nitride promises to significantly improve many aspects of power management, generation and delivery.

Mar 20, 2018

Trash becomes treasure as TI volunteers use recycled plastic waste to build an eco-park

TIers spent thousands of hours collecting and filling 1.5-liter plastic bottles with chopped-up plastic shopping bags, plastic packaging waste and other down-cycled bits to create eco-bricks that were used to transform a trash dump into a park.

Mar 13, 2018

New technology charges your smartphone in just 30 minutes

A team from Kilby Labs, our applied-research center, and our battery-management team developed innovative technology that doubles the power density, provides high efficiency, simplifies designs and reduces thermal loss in batteries.

Mar 06, 2018

Engineering leader and role model Cecelia Smith ignites a spark in tomorrow’s female engineers

Curiosity and a tendency to tinker with electronics early in life led Cecelia to her current role leading a fast-growing business and global team of engineers developing, supporting and marketing one of our company's major power management product areas.

Sep 19, 2017

How two engineers used problem solving to turn a terminal diagnosis into hope for their son and countless others

Everything changed for TI engineers Matt and Gina Hann when they were told to prepare for the end of their son’s life. They decided to approach the situation as a problem to be solved, and pored over research to slow the progression of his disease, search for hope, and work toward a cure.