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IISc and Texas Instruments sign a momentous agreement to boost talent development in electronics

April 5, 2016: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), today, announced that it has signed an agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to develop talent in Analog and Mixed-Signal design in the country.  The agreement also provides the students an opportunity to be a part of the technology giant on successfully completing an internship. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas in the US, TI is the world’s leading figure in the design and manufacture of Analog and Mixed-Signal chips.

IISc has been a key contributor to the field of Analog and Mixed-Signal Design by offering courses as a part of their post-graduate curriculum under the Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE) and Electronic Systems Engineering (ESE) departments. Together with TI, the agreement aims to fuel talent development in this field that is critical in defining nearly every electronic device today. Texas Instruments has pledged its support for a period of six years to cover up to six scholarships in the M.Tech course at ECE and ESE departments at IISc. As part of this program, the students will get an opportunity to intern at Texas Instruments and work closely with experts in the area of Analog and Mixed-Signal Design and Test with help from mentors at IISc. Based on individual competence and on successful completion of the internship, students will get an opportunity to join Texas Instruments in India. The ECE and ESE departments together accept about 45 to 50 students for their master’s programme every year. These students have the opportunity to take up Analog and Mixed-Signal Design as a part of their course.

 “Design and manufacturing of semiconductor chips and ICs is a 350 billion dollar industry. 35 - 40% of that market share is dominated by Analog and Mixed-signal chips, however, currently India is lagging in this field. This agreement with Texas Instruments will help create new opportunities and an excellent ecosystem in the country to foster and further the research in this field,” said Prof. Gaurab Banerjee, Assistant Professor at the Electrical Communication Engineering department, IISc.

The scholarship program was signed in February 2016, with Santhosh Kumar, President and Managing Director at Texas Instruments and Prof. Y. V. Narahari, Chairman of the Electrical Sciences Division at IISc, exchanging the copies of the agreement.

According to Sanjay Bhan, HR Director at Texas Instruments India, “Our focus is to work on connecting the business world and academics to pave way for greater opportunities that can benefit both these sectors. This collaboration gives students the chance to work closely with some of the most innovative minds in the country. With the support and guidance from Texas Instruments’ technical team, students will be inspired to innovate and bring to life many engineering concepts to the industry. Above all, it presents an opportunity for the ecosystem to thrive and such handholding helps engineer the brightest minds of tomorrow.”

Texas Instruments became the first global technology company to establish its presence over 30 years back with its R&D facility in Bangalore in 1985. Today, TI’s R&D centre is home to some of the best minds in the industry.

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Media contacts: Dr Gaurab Banerjee +91-80-2293-3386