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    • Feb 4, 2016

    A battery driver you can count on to keep you going

    When that fancy new drone of yours is busy capturing 4K ultra-high-definition video 2,000 feet in the air, the last thing you want to worry about is whether it has enough “juice” to finish your new YouTube masterpiece or land safely. We’ve got your back – a solution that minimizes power drain, voltage spikes and overheating...
    • Feb 2, 2016

    The top 6 challenges facing IoT – and how we are overcoming them

    Smart homes. Connected cars. Intelligent factories. At the heart of all of these clever technologies is an interconnected network of devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT) . The IoT is headed for a tipping point. By some estimates, there will be 50 billion ‘things ’ communicating with each other or the Internet by 2020. So a challenge...
    • Jan 28, 2016

    DIY your game watching party

    Looking to throw an awesome party for the big game? DIY parties aren’t just for baby showers and wedding receptions. Here are three DIY hacks to take next Sunday to the tech level: Cheer 'em on – Bring some team spirit to the party...
    • Jan 24, 2016

    VIDEO: Inside the inspiring office of our SVP of sales

    On every wall and shelf of Bing Xie’s office, motivation exists in abundance. Whether it’s a poster of Jack Kilby, the inventor of the integrated circuit (IC), or calligraphy hand written by his father, or a tiger statue to symbolize assertiveness, Bing sees constant reminders to work hard and sell more as the senior vice president of worldwide...
    • Jan 21, 2016

    One to Watch: From chicken farming to high tech innovation

    In our ongoing series, ‘One to Watch,’ we profile the movers and shakers at TI who are making a difference through their extraordinary work. When TIer Charles Parkhurst headed off to the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez to major in computer engineering, he had never actually turned on a computer. His high school in Comerio, a...
    • Jan 19, 2016

    4 technology trends to watch in 2016

    It feels like everything around us is getting smarter and more connected with new features and more electronic content. Innovation in semiconductor technology has been driving the fast evolution of new products in personal electronics, automotive, manufacturing and many other markets for the last several years. In the following, we highlight some technology...
    • Jan 14, 2016

    Roving the bottom of the globe

    It is the most isolated, desolate place in the world. More than 54 million square miles of solid ice and rocks, with some of the coldest temperatures and harshest weather on Earth. And our technology is going there. Next winter, a team of students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland plan to deploy Octanis 1 , a...
    • Jan 12, 2016

    Grabbing electrons by the horns

    “Wrestling a bull is easy. Try wrestling an electron.” Wrestling electrons, as TIer Stephanie Butler puts it, is exactly what she’s been doing at our company for the last 31 years. Now a technology innovation architect in our high voltage power solutions business, Stephanie started as a co-op student at our wafer fabrication plant...
    • Jan 8, 2016

    CES 2016 Day 3: Home, smart home

    Dorothy said it in the Wizard of Oz : there truly is no place like home. And we’d like our homes to be as smart as they are sweet . Here in Las Vegas, it’s day three of the International Consumer Electronics Show. We’d like to show you some of the hottest smart home technology on display in the TI Village – tools designed...
    • Jan 7, 2016

    CES 2016 Day 2: Tour the EvoCar

    Picture yourself driving the car of the future: You take your place in the driver’s seat. You connect your phone, pull up the map to your destination and cue your music using a touchscreen control panel with colorful 3-D graphics that can be customized to your preferences at the swipe of your finger and sound of your voice. This integrated infotainment...