Posts Tagged ‘Texas Instruments’

R&D: SMU Gets $5M From Templetons for Engineering Research, UTA Patents ‘Smart Cushion’

Posted by Lance Murray

Whats new, next, and reimagined in Dallas-Fort Worth ResearchEvery week, we pore through press releases and websites doing a little research of our own. We’re looking for scientists, professors, engineers, entrepreneurs—anybody, really—engaging in research and development across North Texas.

There’s plenty of good work being done. If you …

United Way, Texas Instruments Collaborate for Nonprofit Fellows Program

Posted by Alex Edwards

If anyone’s wondering what the nonprofit leaders of tomorrow look like, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas wants you to look no further than Dallas-Fort Worth. The nonprofit has announced a new collaboration with Texas Instruments that will provide funding to

Rich Templeton Takes Command Again at Texas Instruments

Posted by Lance Murray

Rich Templeton has retaken the helm at Dallas-based Texas Instruments Tuesday after the company announced the resignation of Brian Crutcher as president, CEO, and board member.

Templeton’s role as president and CEO is a permanent appointment, the company said in …

Innovation Study: DFW Should Embrace its Sprawl & Work Together to Propel its Growth, Identity as ‘Hub for Innovation’

Posted by Heather Noel

It’s said there’s power in numbers and as North Texas looks to accelerate the growth and success of its innovation economy it’s going to take a communitywide effort, according to a study released Thursday.

Startups, corporations, investors, universities, government, social …

Campfires, Camping Take Back Seat to Coding, Sciences at Girl Scouts’ STEM Center

Posted by Dave Moore

Campfires and Thin Mints are set aside for coding, astronomy, and physics at the Girl Scouts’ STEM Center of Excellence at Camp Whispering Cedars.

The center, which opens to the public this weekend, marks the Girl Scouts of USA’s …

Texas Instruments Coding Contest Challenges Students

Posted by Katie Kelton

As summer approaches, Dallas-based tech giant Texas Instruments has launched a new coding contest aimed at keeping students interested and curious about STEM through the end of the spring semester. 

TI recently announced the contest called TI Codes that challenges …

UTD Professor Says He Has an Easier Way to Find Out What Jobs Are Where

Posted by Jeff Bounds

A Dallas professor has created an easier, less-expensive way to determine how prevalent given occupations are in U.S. metropolitan areas.

Evan Stair, a self-proclaimed “map lover,” is licensing the data tool he built to economic development organizations nationwide. He’s …

A Look At Dallas’ Rise As a Neurostimulation Hub

Posted by Will Rosellini

Elon Musk recently proclaimed that brain implants capable of enabling telepathy are just around the corner.

While as exciting as that sounds, the reality is that bioelectronic implants that makes us healthier, stronger, and smarter truly are at our …

Where ‘Big D’ Stands for Digital

Posted by Dave Moore

Presented by The Dallas Regional Chamber


As consumers and business professionals have found computers and smartphones to be essential for the way they live, work, and play, the scuffle among companies to land on home screens has intensified.

Since July …

TI Foundation Funds $2.1 Million for Nonprofit Fellows Program

Posted by Lance Murray

Seeking to help mold the nonprofit leaders of the future, Texas Instruments Foundation has established a fellowship program that is funded by $2.1 million in foundation grants.

The grants, which the Dallas-based semiconductor maker said honors its founders’ legacy of …

Breaking the Mold: North Texas Companies to Keep On Your Innovation Radar

Posted by Sheryl Jean

More than a dozen companies operate innovation labs, test centers, or teams in North Texas — add these to your watch list.

Farmer Brothers
A coffee lab does exactly what it sounds like: Development, taste testing, quality control, and training.

Invention: A Look Back at Historic Firsts With North Texas Ties

Posted by Sheryl Jean

Integrated Circuit
In 1958, Jack Kilby, an engineer for Texas Instruments Inc. in Dallas, built the world’s first integrated circuit, which is in all consumer electronics today. Kilby and other engineers also invented the first handheld, digital calculator in 1967.

The Evolution of
Dallas-Fort Worth Innovation

Posted by Danielle Abril

Dallas-Fort Worth’s history is rife with innovation and entrepreneurship. Consider the likes of Mark Cuban, a self-made billionaire who got his start founding internet radio company broadcast.com. Or Ross Perot Jr., who has continued the Perot family’s legacy through real

SMU, UTA Profs Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Posted by Lance Murray

Two North Texas university professors have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, the highest professional honor given to academic inventors.

Bruce Gnade, executive director of the Hart Center for Engineering Leadership and clinical professor within …

North Texas Businesses Receive Top Marks for Corporate Equality

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has awarded perfect scores of 100 percent to 13 Dallas-Fort Worth companies on its 2018 Corporate Equality Index.

The CEI is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate practices and policies pertaining to lesbian, …

Junior League of Dallas Announces Recipients of ‘Innovative Teaching’ Grants

Posted by Jewels Clark

Junior League of Dallas is helping educators bring fun and educational projects to life through its signature grant program.

JLD recently awarded grants totaling $123,307 to 69 Dallas ISD educators through its Grants For Innovative Teaching program.

The grants go …

Meet Rover, Texas Instrument’s First Educational Robot

Posted by D'Anzia Robertson

North Texas students recently had the opportunity to test drive Texas Instruments’ newest educational robot. 

TI-Innovator Rover is the Dallas-based semiconductor company’s first robotics solution for middle and high school students. 

It can connect to the TI-Innovator hub, a classroom …

What’s New and Next in Education:
Back-to-School Edition

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

Back-to-school. We’re in the thick of it, and we know many of our Dallas Innovators are too. There’s a lot happening in the education landscape in Dallas-Fort Worth this week.

Here’s some of the best of what’s new and next.

TI Giving $6.2M for STEM Education, With Majority Focused on Teacher Effectiveness

Posted by Heather Noel

Texas Instruments and its corporate foundation plan to give out $6.2 million in grants this year for science, technology, engineering and math education in grades K-12.

Out of the grant total, 85 percent, or $5.3 million, will fund teacher recruitment,

SMU STEM Academy Launches DISD Teachers to New Heights

Posted by Mallory Houser

This summer, Dallas ISD teachers are experiencing a new approach to professional development, unleashing their inner student spirits. 

In an effort to increase students’ interest and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics coursework, Southern Methodist University has collaborated with …