TEXAS INSTRUMENTS NAMES ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ADAM MUNICH
WINNER OF TI ANALOG DESIGN CONTEST
DALLAS, July 23, 2013
DALLAS, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
(NASDAQ:TXN) awarded Adam Munich, a freshman from Rochester Institute of
Technology, as the overall winner of the Engibous Prize in its sixth annual TI
Analog Design Contest. This contest showcases the innovative projects and
competitive spirit of today's future engineers. Munich's project focused on
improving the original Tesla coil, which is used to produce high-voltage,
low-current and high-frequency alternating-current electricity. His design
used seven TI components in its construction.
Munich's improved Tesla coil features a 10kVA IGBT H-bridge, which switches at
the primary current zero crossing point. Munich put the IGBT's abilities to
the test through this project and ultimately created a large, musical Tesla
coil. The H-bridge that was used is a more advanced solution to improving the
Tesla coil, and Munich mastered its construction in his project.
During the 2012-13 school year, 47 accredited engineering colleges and
universities from the U.S. and Canada participated in the TI Analog Design
Contest, which attracted over 450 participants. The annual Engibous Summit,
named after former TI chairman and CEO Thomas Engibous, included the top 10
finalist teams which represented seven universities. These top engineering
university students presented their projects to a panel of notable TI and
guest judges during the three-day event in Dallas.
"Texas Instruments sponsors the TI Analog Design Contest as a way to inspire
engineering students and foster tomorrow's innovators," said Art George,
senior vice president and general manager of TI's Analog Engineering
Organization. "I'm impressed by Adam's creativity and drive, especially as a
freshman engineering student. Witnessing the spirit of ingenuity he and all of
the finalists demonstrated during this competition gives a great view into the
exciting ways innovators like these can impact our world in the future."
Engibous Prize Top Winners
Cash prizes were awarded to the top three winners: $10,000 for first place,
$7,500 for second place, and $5,000 for third. The People's Choice award
winner will receive $1,000.
oRochester Institute of Technology
oAn improved Tesla coil
oMichigan State University
oECG demonstration board
oJustin Bohr; Mike Mock; Nate Kesto; Yuan Mei; Chaoli Ang; Xie He
oUniversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
oEasy-tune automatic guitar tuning system
oJavier R. Rivera-Collazo; Eduardo G. Rodriguez-Galindo; Jesus R.
oUniversity of Texas at Austin
oFood safety device
oMatt Leaverton; Alex Hershey; Ethan Schneider; Jennifer Davis; Omer
The 2014 TI Analog Design Contest, renamed TI Innovation Challenge, will open
on September 2, 2013 to eligible contestants in the U.S., Canada and, for the
first time, Mexico. Visit www.ti.com/tiic-na for more details.
About Texas Instruments
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manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors.By
employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the
future of technology.TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the
future, today.Learn more atwww.ti.com.
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