Jim serves Texas Instruments as Director of University Research and Technology within the university relations organization in close collaboration with the CTO Office. In this role he identifies and drives strategic technology initiatives, research strategy and aligns university research to the needs of the company. His semiconductor experience spans over 40 years in the areas of design, product development management and technologist. He is an IEEE Senior Member and SRC Executive Technical Advisory Board member for TI.
Jim received his BSEE and MSEE from University of Michigan and joined National Semiconductor starting his career in the semiconductor industry. He began as a circuit designer in the pioneering days of analog CMOS, including switched capacitor filters and data converters. Jim developed circuits and managed design of telecom products, including voice band codecs, modems, ISDN and ADSL. Jim spent two years as Director/VP of Analog/Mixed Signal Methodology refining the analog design flow to address National’s SoC product strategy. Later he led the development of 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet Phys and MACs in the Networking division as Design Director. In 2002 Jim was promoted to Chief Technologist of the Interface Division and was later promoted to Chief Technologist for the Product Group covering four product divisions. He later joined the CTO office to drive strategic technology and university research. Jim holds 21 patents in the area of analog circuits and system design.