March 27, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: HEC 101
Description: Art George is senior vice president and manager over Texas Instruments' (TI's) Analog Engineering Operations. Formed in June 2010, his team is responsible for providing on-going engineering support and driving down production costs across TI's Analog product portfolio. George brought to the role unique insight gained through a variety of operational positions, where he managed or was involved in the development of thousands of new IC products.
Prior to his current role, George led TI's High-Performance Analog (HPA) business unit, which develops analog signal chain devices including data converter, amplifier, interface and clock products. TI is a market leader in all of these areas. Previously, George managed the High-Performance Linear business unit, which included TI's catalog amplifier and interface ICs. He was heavily involved in the integration of Burr-Brown, which significantly enhanced TI's capabilities in high-performance signal chain products.
Other acquisitions George led for TI include Chipcon, a leader in low-power radio frequency (RF) technology, as well as Integrated Circuit Designs and Innovative Design Solutions, which expanded TI's design resources in low-power RF and high-speed analog, respectively.
George started his career at TI in 1984 in Logic Operations as a test engineer. Early in his career, he created a worldwide team to document and install standardized evaluation techniques for design verification of new digital logic ICs in diverse locations, such as Texas, Germany, Japan and Malaysia. The obstacles were numerous, with no previously-existing worldwide standards.
He is a graduate of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1983. In 2007, he received the university's Outstanding Alumni Engineering Achievement Merit Award at the school's 50th anniversary. He also earned a master's degree in engineering management in 1990 from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
George has been honored at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference twice as one of the 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology. He also received the Career Achievement in Industry Award. The awards are sponsored by The Council of the Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine.
Name: Sarah Dillon