Texas Instruments has chosen Rice University as one of its primary academic partners for research in embedded processing in its TI Leadership University Program.
The selection continues a long-standing relationship between the university and the global, Dallas-based company, one of the first and largest semiconductor makers and the global market leader in digital signal processors. Rice’s vaunted Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s (ECE) digital signal processing researchers will receive $1 million under the agreement for three more years.
Rice was an inaugural member of TI's Leadership University Program back in 1999, when the company provided a similar $1 million grant over a three-year period.
“It is a great accomplishment to be able to renew these gifts,” said Behnaam Aazhang, J.S. Abercrombie Professor and ECE department chair. “This cooperative program is special to Rice and Rice continues to be a critical partner in TI initiatives. They are the undisputed global leader in digital signals processing, and we’re proud the company has supported our research for decades now.”
Rice's research includes innovative designs for a variety of technologies, including single-pixel cameras, next-generation cell phones and wireless networks, “smart” systems for medical emergency kits, better power savings for mobile devices, among other projects.
Georgia Tech and MIT were also selected as leadership universities.
TI supports a number of other cooperative programs at other major U.S. and international universities, partnering on research that may lead to products to help customers solve problems and develop new electronics to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. The company has design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries.
For more information, go to www.ti.com.