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Texas Instruments (TXN) Leader Receives Prestigious Award for Inventions in Ultra-Low Power Memory Technology


1/12/2012 10:53:15 AM

HOUSTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) announced that Dr. Ted Moise will receive the 2012 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) during its annual conference today. Dr. Moise will be honored for innovations in the development of ultra-low power memory technologies that are improving electronics across the medical, consumer electronics and motor control markets.

"Throughout his 20-year career, Ted has been known as an innovator. His work at TI has resulted in technology breakthroughs that are making a difference in people's lives and will only become more significant in the future," said Venu Menon, vice president and manager of Analog Technology Development at TI. "TI's innovation in ultra-low power memory is advancing the medical, consumer and industrial markets for the better."

Dr. Moise is most widely recognized for development of the world's only 130-nanometer (nm) ultra-low power ferroelectric memory (FRAM), a game-changing technology that enables medical, consumer and industrial products to work more efficiently and longer on a single charge. TI's FRAM technology today is the foundation of the industry's first ultra-low power microcontrollers, the MSP430FR57xx series announced last year. These FRAM-based microcontrollers allow developers to write more than 100 times faster than embedded flash technology, and save as much as 250X power making the world smarter and delivering new capabilities in new products that do more and last longer.

Dr. Moise is non-volatile memory roadmap manager, and distinguished member of the technical staff (DMTS) emeritus at TI. He holds 41 patents related to electronic devices, designs or techniques to reduce manufacturing costs or decrease power consumption by as much as 10 times. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 papers and has presented research at numerous international industry events.

"Rising young researchers nominated for recognition in the seventh year of the O'Donnell Awards continue to raise the bar for innovation and scientific achievement in Texas," said Stephen A. Holditch, Ph.D., TAMEST's 2011 President. "This year's award recipients are responsible for groundbreaking work in obesity and diabetes research; vaccine design and the creation of nanoporous materials structures; understanding black holes and the formation of galaxies; and development of high performance semiconductor memory for medical and consumer products."

The O'Donnell Award recognizes rising Texas researchers who are addressing the essential role that science and technology play in society, and whose work meets the highest standards of exemplary professional performance, creativity and resourcefulness.

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) was founded in 2004 by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Nobel Laureates Dr. Michael Brown and the late Dr. Richard Smalley to provide broader recognition of the state's top achievers in medicine, engineering and science, and to build a stronger identity for Texas as an important destination and center of achievement in these fields. Members include Texas Nobel Laureates and the 240+ National Academies members. The O'Donnell Awards are named in honor of Edith and Peter O'Donnell, steadfast supporters of the Academy since its inception.

About innovation at TI

Innovation is at the core of TI's business. Over the last three years, the company has invested $5 billion in R&D. TI's comprehensive innovation strategy includes funding and collaborating with universities and industry consortia, incubating breakthrough ideas in Kilby Labs, executing competitive roadmaps within TI's business units and specialized labs, and developing world-class manufacturing technologies. This approach allows TI to develop, evaluate, refine and capitalize on the technology advancements that enable differentiated products to meet our customers' evolving needs. Learn more at www.ti.com/innovation.

About TI

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 80,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at www.ti.com.

SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated


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