) or "TI" announced its donation of a state-of-the-art
electronics teaching lab worth $2.2 million to the University of
California, Berkeley to encourage engineering students.
The new Electronics lab will be housed in Cory Hall, the
Electrical Engineering Division of UC Berkeley. The new lab will
provide hands-on experience to more than 1000 engineering
undergraduates in microelectronic circuits and other electrical
engineering instruments. The lab will include prototyping
), measurement equipment by
) as well as a variety of TI's products such as integrated
circuits (ICs) and analog and embedded processing products.
The lab will equip students with workstations, a development
station and related tools, which will allow them to work and
solve complex problems, which they might face later on in real
The lab is part of TI's ongoing efforts to develop R&D
resources in the Silicon Valley and further promote its global
University Program. Further, the University of California,
Berkeley, with TI and National Instruments is planning to develop
and launch an online version of the Microelectronic Circuits
course, which will be offered as a Massive Open Online Course
(MOOC) in the future.
In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, TI generated total
revenue of $2.98 billion, down 12.1% sequentially and 12.9% year
over year (slightly better than the mid-point of the recently
narrowed guidance range of $2.89 billion to $3.01 billion). The
Analog business fell 9.4% sequentially and 1.5% year over year.
The sequential decline was attributable to broad-based weakness
across the HVAL, HPA, SVA and power management product lines.
Texas Instruments has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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