A 20 Year Man For Texas Instruments

As a Chicago-area high school student in the early 1970s, Thomas Engibous built a digital computer that added numbers by flashing neon bulbs. The project led him into chip engineering and, in 1976, to Texas Instruments. On June 20, the 43-year-old was named president and CEO, replacing Jerry Junkins, who died on May 29 during a business trip to Europe. TI Director James Adams says Engibous stands out as a strategic thinker: "He takes his time on the big decisions and doesn't on the smaller ones."

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