Texas Instruments elect Hal Edwards as a TI Fellow for his innovation in developing highly differentiated process technologies for TI’s integrated power semiconductor devices. Edwards is among three TI innovators in 2018 to receive this title on TI’s Technical Ladder, which recognizes employees who fuel innovation across the company in support of business goals. TI Fellows are elected by their peers and TI’s senior leadership team annually and represent less than one percent of TI’s total eligible population.
In addition to serving as a TI Fellow, Edwards is focused on creating power transistors and related novel devices. He conducts advanced silicon device research at TI and with the company’s university partners, such as The University of Texas at Dallas, to study new concepts impacting the future of power. In addition, Edwards serves as adjunct professor for Southern Methodist University’s Department of Physics where he occasionally teaches graduate-level physics courses.
Edwards joined TI in 1995 as a researcher. He later focused on CMOS technology development and worked as a lab manager before spending 2009 as one of the first researchers in TI’s Kilby Labs, the company’s technology research center and incubator for many of the world-changing technologies in TI products today. Since 2010, Edwards has developed advanced power transistors in TI’s Analog Technology Development organization.
Edwards earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he received the Carrington Award. He holds a doctorate degree in physics from the University of Texas at Austin. During his doctorate studies, Edwards held the John Wheeler Graduate Fellowship and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi. His research from the 1990s on superconductivity, nanotechnology and quantum heat engines is frequently cited in applied physics literature, according to the company. In addition to his technical credentials, Edwards is also involved in the Dallas community as the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 777 in Richardson, Texas.
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