BANGALORE, INDIA: Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced the first international expansion of Kilby Labs at TI India in Bangalore.
Over the company’s 80 plus year history, innovation has remained a priority. Kilby Labs, named in honor of Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit (IC) in 1958, is the newest addition to TI’s research and development (R&D) model.
“Kilby Labs brings together some of our brightest minds to focus on breakthrough ideas,” said Gregg Lowe, senior vice president of TI’s Analog business. “It complements the company’s other R&D initiatives by exploring concepts with many unknowns and high risk. TI’s unique model in Kilby Labs spurs cross-team collaboration and gives engineers the time, space and resources to explore their ideas and invent completely new solutions to challenging problems.”
Since its opening in Dallas in January 2009, Kilby Labs has completed five projects and launched one new business unit from the work realized in the lab.
Dr. Biswadip (Bobby) Mitra, President & Managing Director, Texas Instruments India, said: "Right from Jack Kilby's invention of the micro-chip, throughout its history, TI has fueled its growth in creating new markets through its breakthrough innovations. Kilby Labs in India builds upon this principle - betting on the inventive minds of TIers and creating products that open up radically new opportunities for TI."
Kilby Labs India will be led by Dr Venu Gopinathan. Gopinathan joined TI in June 2010 and brings more than 25 years of experience in research in some of the premier institutions of the world.
“Understanding customers’ problems is important in achieving TI’s vision, and the international expansion of Kilby Labs extends our ability to solve these problems across the globe," said Gopinathan. “The objective is to foster breakthrough ideas by giving them whatever they need, to nurture, and then demonstrate them right inside these labs,”