IISc joins TI's league of leadership Universities

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 02 April 2007, 05:00 Hrs
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Bangalore: Texas Instruments, a leading semiconductor company in the semiconductor industry, today announced Indian Institute of Science (IISc) as one of the top four Leadership Universities in the world. Under this program, IISc will join TI?s premier research network as the first university outside of US. This partnership furthers TI?s commitment to education and advanced research in India.

TI selected IISc as a leadership university based on IISc?s innovation and research leadership, in-depth knowledge of technology, deep understanding of industry needs, focus on future technologies like wireless, consumer, medical, and industrial applications. As a Leadership University, IISc will receive a seed funding of $400,000 over five years, which is an extension of existing funding already received by IISc.

It will also gain enhanced access to TI?s teams worldwide, 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 K 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 programme?.

TI has been working with IISc for over 10 years. 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.

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