HOUSTON, Jan. 17 -- College students in Atlanta, Boston and Houston are hard at work developing the digital future using Texas Instruments' (TI) digital signal processing (DSP) technology -- from advances in face recognition technology to wireless video transmission -- and its support. As part of its ongoing commitment to bolster innovative DSP education and collaborative research at elite electrical engineering programs, TI has donated $3 million to the DSP Leadership University program, which includes Georgia Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Rice University.
The three leading DSP-focused universities were selected in 1999 as members of the program for university and industry collaboration in research. In addition to receiving a basic grant of $1 million to fund DSP research over three years, each university will benefit from TI's insight into market needs and from interaction with each other.
"This concept is an invaluable resource to TI and one that gives us true insight into the genius of tomorrow. Not only do we see unique interuniversity collaboration, but we have access to leading research from the three schools and accelerated progress in DSP development," said Torrence Robinson, TI's DSP University Program manager.