“Semiconductor opportunities for semi-autonomous systems”
Featuring Nick Hassan, Director of Advanced Development, Texas Instruments
In recent years, advancements related to self-driving vehicles have created a lot of excitement. Self-driving vehicles, however, represent only the tip of the iceberg in the broad variety of semi-autonomous systems that are expected to transform many aspects of life in the next decade. Examples of such semi-autonomous systems include unmanned aerial vehicles and public transportation systems, household electronics and appliances, fully automated factories and buildings, and much more. Semiconductor devices will have a profound impact in enabling semi-autonomous systems to realize their full potential. Fundamental operations of these systems will involve sensing, communicating and making decisions, all while consuming as little power as possible and maximizing battery life – aspects that are shaped by semiconductor innovation. This talk will cover some of the key challenges and opportunities that now face the semiconductor industry, including improving power consumption and management, accurate sensing, prudent data processing and analytics, and robust security.
About the speaker:
Nick’s professional career of 26 years spans a number of leadership positions in technology and business organizations, as well as in academia. Nick has been with Texas Instruments since 1994, where he has held leadership roles in strategic programs, product development functions, engineering operations, product line departments, business units, and product R&D. Currently, he serves as the Director of Advanced Development in TI’s Chief Technology Office. In the recent past he had served as the director of signal-chain solutions group, and general manager responsible for business strategy, execution, and P&L for the Precision Analog and Interface & Clock Products business units in TI’s High Performance Analog business. These organizations offer a broad product portfolio to serve a variety of applications in market segments such as industrial, communication, consumer and mobile electronics, computing, medical, automotive, etc., and are significant contributors to TI Analog sales and marketshare.
Nick holds Emeritus Senior Member of Technical Staff title on TI’s prestigious Technical Ladder. Prior to joining TI, Nick held leadership roles in the design and development of superconducting magnets at the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory for five years, including major assignments at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Fermilab.
Along with his responsibilities at TI, Nick has been a part of the Executive, Global Leadership, and Healthcare MBA programs at the University of Texas, teaching courses in operations and supply chain management, operations research, and program management. Nick holds eight US patents and has authored numerous papers.
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