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Texas Instruments DSP Educator Award Recognizes Frank Bormann of the University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau for His Contributions to Real-time DSP Technology

Frank Bormann Presented with Award for His Extensive Contributions as Author, Instructor and Teacher in DSP Technology

Apr 4, 2006

MUNICH (April 4, 2006) -- In recognition of the important role played by Universities in educating engineers in new technologies such as real-time digital signal processing (DSP), Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN) has presented the TI DSP Educator Award to Frank Bormann of the University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau for his outstanding contributions to the diffusion of real-time DSP technology. Mr. Bormann's contributions include the creation of one of the first TMS320C28xTM "DSP controller" labs for the instruction of students and the facilitation of their projects. Mr. Bormann has also been leading a dynamic group working on leading-edge TMS320C24xTM DSP controller projects since the product's introduction in 1998. He authored the new C2000TM Teaching CDROM, in which he incorporates all his knowledge and teaching materials to create a superb set of C28xTM DSP-based controller teaching materials. About 10,000 copies of this CDROM have already been shipped worldwide. You can find the CDROM under: www.ti.com/rd/roms
As a result of his efforts in creating teaching materials, which have become the core of C2000TM DSP controller education, Mr. Bormann has become an essential source of insight for students and professors throughout the world, as well as a very competent TI workshop instructor. He has led about 50 workshops and trained over 500 customers for TI. Through these activities he has helped the industry to harness the benefits of DSP technology, and his department operates one of a vital few certification centers for automotive electronic network systems. 
"As an academic at one of the smaller universities in Germany it is a great honor for me to be awarded with the DSP Educator Award," said Mr. Bormann. "This award acknowledges the excellent level of education in digital signal processing that my university has attained over the last ten years and underlines a strong working relationship with TI that has helped my students get their hands on the latest technology and also contributed to growing the technical workforce and competencies of several DSP-focused companies, including TI itself. I look forward to continuing this outstanding relationship."
"We are very pleased to be able to present Mr. Bormann with this award," said Flavio Daffara, TI European University Program Manager. "The role of educators and universities in spreading real-time DSP technology is fundamental. By creating valuable teaching material and labs, they give students precious access to leading-edge technology, laying the foundations for the DSP engineers of the future to develop new applications and markets."
TI has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to supporting excellence in education and research. Since 1994 the University Program has provided support to universities to work with real-time DSP technology. As the use of DSPs becomes increasingly prevalent in consumer and industrial applications the importance of the role played by Universities and educators in teaching the engineers of the future to use this technology continues to grow.
As a result, TI currently supports around two thousand universities worldwide and maintains close co-operative links with a hundred of these under its Elite University program. Over 1,600 DSP labs have been set up under the University Program since its inception, reaching more than 100,000 students in the world each year. More info on TI's European University Program is at: www.ti.com/europe/university