TEXAS INSTRUMENTS NAMES ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ADAM MUNICH WINNER OF TI ANALOG DESIGN CONTEST PR Newswire 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. First Place oRochester Institute of Technology oAn improved Tesla coil oAdam Munich Second Place oMichigan State University oECG demonstration board oJustin Bohr; Mike Mock; Nate Kesto; Yuan Mei; Chaoli Ang; Xie He Third Place oUniversity of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez oEasy-tune automatic guitar tuning system oJavier R. Rivera-Collazo; Eduardo G. Rodriguez-Galindo; Jesus R. Torrado-Diaz People's Choice oUniversity of Texas at Austin oFood safety device oMatt Leaverton; Alex Hershey; Ethan Schneider; Jennifer Davis; Omer Neak 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 Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and 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. Trademarks All trademarks belong to their respective owners SOURCE Texas Instruments Incorporated Website: http://www.ti.com Contact: Jennifer Douglas, 972-341-2552, firstname.lastname@example.org
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TEXAS INSTRUMENTS NAMES ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ADAM MUNICH WINNER OF TI ANALOG DESIGN CONTEST
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