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Texas Instruments Names Dr. Hans Stork as Chief Technology Officer

Respected Semiconductor Researcher to Lead R&D Efforts

Jan 19, 2004

DALLAS (Jan. 19, 2004) – Dr. Hans Stork, senior vice president of Silicon Technology Development, has been named Chief Technology Officer of Texas Instruments. In his expanded role, Dr. Stork will drive long term R&D strategy and build upon TI’s reputation as a top developer of advanced silicon technology.

“Technology excellence is the foundation on which TI was built and that proud tradition continues under Dr. Stork,” said Rich Templeton, TI’s chief operating officer. “We’re fortunate to have a technologist of Dr. Stork’s vision and experience in this role. Under his leadership, TI has become one of the leaders in advanced process technology, enabling the company to develop a robust signal processing product portfolio for the wireless, broadband and digital consumer markets.”

The appointment comes as the semiconductor industry faces numerous challenges in its steady progress toward ever smaller transistors integrated on chips in ever increasing numbers. Controlling power consumption, developing next generation transistor architectures and finding cost effective photolithography options are just a few of the issues the CTO will address.

“This is an exciting time to lead TI’s technology development as the semiconductor industry begins adopting a range of new materials and transistor designs,” said Dr. Stork. “Building on TI’s reputation as a leading R&D company is a great opportunity and I look forward to my new role.”

With a doctorate from Stanford University, Dr. Stork joined TI in 2001 from Hewlett-Packard, where he served as Director of the Internet Systems and Storage Lab at HP Laboratories, and earlier as the Director of the ULSI Research Lab. He began his professional career at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, where he researched advanced bipolar technology and circuits, and later SiGe (silicon germanium) technology, finally assuming responsibility for the Exploratory Device and Technology programs at IBM Research.

Dr. Stork has written or co-authored approximately 90 papers and holds five patents. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1994 for his contributions to SiGe devices and technology.

Dr. Stork is a fellow member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, where he has served on and chaired a number of committees. Dr. Stork joined the Sematech board of directors in 2002 after several years service on the organization’s Executive Technical Advisory Board, has been a board member of the Semiconductor Research Corporation since 1999, and serves on the Semiconductor Industry Association’s (SIA) Technology Strategy Committee. Additionally, he served as a technical advisor to government efforts on high-performance computing benchmarks and the national security issues emerging from Internet computing.

Born in Soest, The Netherlands, Dr. Stork received the Ingenieur degree in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands.

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