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DALLAS, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Gabriel Rincon-Mora of Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN - news) is the recipient of the 2000 National Hispanic in Technology Award. Selected from a distinguished national group of nominees, the senior design engineer will receive the award during the 22nd annual National Technical and Career Conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 28.
The National Hispanic in Technology Award, recognized by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), honors the top Hispanic engineer who has made outstanding contributions in the fields of engineering and/or science.
``We are pleased that Gabriel is being recognized for his talent and contributions to the fields of science, technology and engineering,'' said Richard K. Templeton, president of TI's Semiconductor Group. ``TI is a stronger company because of our diverse culture. We are committed to increasing opportunities for women and minorities.''
Dr. Rincon-Mora, a senior design engineer and a member of TI's group technical staff, serves as an adjunct professor for Georgia Institute of Technology. His work at TI and Georgia Tech was instrumental in establishing a multi-million dollar TI sponsorship of the engineering program. Dr. Rincon- Mora is the inventor, author and designer of numerous patents, publications and products in the field of analog integrated circuit design.
Dr. Rincon-Mora received his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Florida International University in 1992 and his masters in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1994, where he received his doctorate in 1996.
TI's diversity programs have been recognized as innovative and are paving the way to measurable progress. The company has been named to Hispanic Magazine's ``Corporate 100'' best companies for Hispanics five times. In addition, a number of TI employees have received similar prestigious awards including the ``Black Engineer of the Year Awards'' and the ``Women of Color Technology Awards,'' recognizing employees' contributions to engineering, science and technology.
Texas Instruments Incorporated is a global semiconductor company and the world's leading designer and supplier of digital signal processing and analog technologies, the engines driving the digitization of electronics. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the company's businesses also include materials and controls and educational and productivity solutions. The company has manufacturing or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com.
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