Why is your company joining the STEM Alliance?
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) seeks through strategic investments, long-term relationships and partnerships with educators and their organizations to develop and support proven, successful education programs that can be scaled and replicated. Through these partnerships, we believe all students can move forward and experience greater success in STEM."
TI's commitment to education dates back to the company's inception and remains our highest philanthropic priority. Education is as well a top passion for TI employees.
TI's Education Technology and resources help students build a strong foundation in math and science or STEM, setting them up for success in the classroom, college and beyond. For higher education, the TI University Program establishes an intersection between TI technology, educators and the engineers of tomorrow, bridging the gap between the industry and academic world.
TI inspires future generations of innovators, problem-solvers and critical thinkers.
Why is STEM Education a priority for your company?
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.
TI changed the world, one chip at a time. Our analog and embedded processing products power electronics across every industry and help to make the world smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun.
We know our customers depend on innovation, so we drive toward flawless execution to get them the differentiated products, software and support they need, when they need them. We engage early with our customers and learn as much as we can about their needs so we can continually produce new, innovative technologies for their future applications.
Over the last 85 years, we have re-engineered ourselves many times. Although today we are a global technology company, our spirit of innovation has been at the heart of who we are for decades, dating back to our founders and their vision for TI at its inception in 1930.
TI wasn't always in the semiconductor business. We started out as a small oil and gas company in 1930, then focused on defense systems electronics in the late 1940s. With the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958, TI entered the semiconductor business, devising microprocessors in the 1970s and digital signal processors in the 1980s.
TI technology is at the heart of all things electronic. We focus on developing analog chips and embedded processors, which account for more than 80 percent of our revenue. After all, there isn't an electronic device on the planet that doesn't require an analog chip and most require an embedded processor. We also produce TI DLP® technology and education technology products.
- TI DLP® technology powers a range of display and advanced light control applications spanning industrial, enterprise, automotive and consumer market segments, including projectors and cinema technology.
- Education technology products connect the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and educators explore math and science with our handhelds, software and accompanying educational curriculum.
- TI University Program supports high education, working with educators, researchers and students in facilitating the inclusion of TI technology in Engineering schools, teaching and research labs, textbooks, design projects and course curricula.
At TI, we expect innovation in every organization and from every person. Our commitment to innovation is embodied not only in the products we engineer, but the more than 40,000 patents we hold. We are continually pushing the boundaries of the impossible to create differentiated products our customers can't live without.
TI believes that education has the power to transform lives. Employees with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints drive deeper levels of innovation, making our products more competitive and creating a more collaborative and inclusive culture. These basic principles drive us to look for partnerships and initiatives that align with our vision.
What does your company want to achieve with its support to the STEM Alliance?
Our key focus is supporting the goal of the STEM Alliance in getting more students interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by:
- Providing relevant information on business/education events, practices, initiatives, publications related to STEM education, careers and skills at regional, national, European and global level.
- Engaging teachers on the main challenges and themes relayed by the STEM Alliance initiative.
- Fostering interactions between education and companies and provide professional development opportunities for teachers & career counsellors
- Promoting and communicating the STEM Alliance activities through our networks
The unique international T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) network for teachers, supported by Texas Instruments Education Technology, makes it possible for educators to share teaching ideas, visions and strategy among the educational math, science and STEM world.
The main activities of T3 Europe – www.t3europe.eu – are Professional Development & Content Development around the valuable integration of graphing technology in Math, Science and STEM education, by educators for educators.