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Texas Instruments Senior Leader Melendy Lovett Inducted Into WITI (Women in Technology International) Hall of Fame

Lovett Joins Impressive List of More Than 50 Female Role Models in Science and Technology

Dec 8, 2005

DALLAS (December 8, 2005) – Texas Instruments is pleased to announce that Melendy Lovett, president of TI’s Educational and Productivity Solutions business, has been selected by WITI (Women in Technology International), a professional organization for tech-savvy women worldwide, to be inducted to the WITI Hall of Fame. WITI ‘s Hall of Fame is considered the most prestigious award given to women who have made significant contributions in the fields of science and technology. Lovett is TI’s sixth woman to receive this prestigious recognition. Others include Shaunna Sowell, vice president worldwide facilities; Julie England, vice president of TI’s RFID business; Duy-Loan Le, a TI senior fellow, Wanda Gass, a TI fellow and Judy Shaw, process engineering manager.

“It is such a distinct honor for WITI to include Melendy Lovett in its Hall of Fame. At TI, we take a great deal of pride in our efforts to advance women and girls in science and technology fields. She is an excellent example of someone who is making a positive difference, both inside and outside our doors,” said Tegwin Pulley, vice president for Workforce, Diversity and Worklife Strategies at TI.

Lovett, a graduate of Dallas’ Bryan Adams High School, has worldwide responsibility for TI’s leadership position in math and science educational technology and professional development and is also a member of the company’s strategic leadership team. She has a long-standing commitment to math and science education and was instrumental in the creation of the Women of TI Fund, where women leaders at Texas Instruments are making personal investments in programs to promote math and science education for girls in elementary through high school.

Lovett has served on the Dallas Women’s Foundation Board and the Employment Policy Foundation Board. She holds a master’s degree in accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas, where she received the Alumni Achievement Award, and a bachelor’s in management from Texas A&M University.

WITI, a global organization dedicated to advancing women in technology careers, established the Hall of Fame in 1996 to recognize outstanding women for their research contributions and achievements in science and technology. As professional women in the technology industry, award recipients are on the cutting edge of innovation in their respective fields and are committed to mentoring women and girls in order to promote careers in technology.

“This year’s diverse group of Hall of Fame inductees are some of the best and the brightest professionals in the technology sector,” said Carolyn Leighton, CEO, chairwoman and founder of WITI. “Their induction not only honors their individual achievements, but sets a stellar example for other women to follow. They are now a part of a select group of women who WITI has been honoring during the past ten years for their exemplary examples and contributions.”

The awards ceremony will take place at the WITI Silicon Valley Conference on December 8, 2005. Lovett will be inducted alongside Barbara Bauer, vice president software engineering and development, Sun Microsystems; Sonja Bernhardt, chief executive officer, Thoughtware Australia; Sandra E. Burke, Ph.D, manager of Cardiovascular Systems Research at Abbott Vascular Devices; Amparo Moraleda Martinez, president, IBM Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel and Turkey and; Neerja Raman, director, Imaging Systems Lab of HP.

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