Texas Instruments hosts Innovation Day

By : |May 17, 2010 0

GURGAON, INDIA: Texas Instruments (TI) organized Innovation Day for the education and skills sectors in New Delhi. The company’s customers showcased a number of innovative solutions they had developed partnering with TI that could help in providing inclusive education and skills to school students across the country.

Kapil Sibal, Minister for Human Resource Development, Government of India, delivered the keynote address. D Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource Development also addressed the gathering comprising more than 120 senior officials from the Central and State governments, trade and industry associations and education service providers. Dr Biswadip Mitra, President & MD, Texas Instruments India and senior executives from the company were present.

The solutions demonstrated at the event included e-book, 3D digital light processing (DLP) projector, pico projector, pointBlank Interactive DLP, network projector, web console, thin client, solar-powered handheld tablet, LED DLP projector, Video conferencing and TI Education technology devices. DLP, a technology developed by TI, is widely deployed in projectors and 3D cinemas across the world. Pico projector is a tiny device developed using DLP technology that can be fitted into cell phones, camcorders, etc. to make high resolution presentations.

Solutions developed by Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and TI’s first leadership university outside the US and by TERI for their green schools initiative under their ‘Lighting a Billion Lives’ program were also demonstrated.

Delivering the keynote address, Sibal said, “Eradication of illiteracy is absolutely critical for the fruits of our technological and economic prosperity to reach the masses that are spread far and wide. The Government has been steadfastly striving to make India a strong, knowledge-based economy. Industry and academia must work with the Government to build a strong education infrastructure in the country.”

“We need to innovate and develop solutions that will make our education system challenging, engaging and exciting,” said Purandeswari. “This can be best achieved through innovative technologies that will attract young minds and engage them in the learning process,” he added.

“Indian engineers have made an indelible impression the world over for their remarkable prowess in system design innovation,” said Mitra.. “Partnering closely with our customers, we have been making efforts to help them come up with system level innovation in product design and bring out differentiated products tailor-made for the education sector,” he added.

The ‘Innovation Day’ for the education sector was the first major event organized by TI in its Silver Jubilee Year in India. Sibal also presented trophies to the winners of the first-ever Texas Instruments Analog Design Contest held recently for under-graduate engineering students from all over India. Anna University, Chennai received the Tom Engibous Trophy, instituted in the name of TI’s former Chairman & CEO for emerging as winners. IIT Madras and IIT Delhi received the first and second runner-up trophies.

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