TI appoints European head and Dutchman becomes CTO - Embedded.com

TI appoints European head and Dutchman becomes CTO

London, UK — Texas Instruments has continued its management changes following Rich Templeton's elevation to CEO by appointing Jean-Francois Fau president of TI Europe and appointing Dutch born and educated, Dr. Hans Stork, chief technology officer..

Fau, who will have responsibility for sales, marketing and applications in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, previously had overall management responsibility for the European wireless communications business unit.

Fau has more than twenty years experience with TI's Semiconductor Group, during which time he has held senior marketing positions responsible for the automotive, consumer and military sectors. He also worked closely with leading telecommunications manufacturers to define, create and implement mobile communications products.

Fau holds a master's of science degree in electrical engineering from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse, France.

TI has also appointed Dutch born and educated Dr. Hans Stork chief technology officer. At present Dr Stork is senior vice-president of silicon technology development and in his expanded role, he will drive long term R&D strategy.

Rich Templeton, new CEO at TI said, “We're fortunate to have a technologist of Dr. Stork's vision and experience in this role. Under his leadership, TI has become one of the leaders in advanced process technology, enabling the company to develop a robust signal processing product portfolio for the wireless, broadband and digital consumer markets.”

With a doctorate from Stanford University, Dr. Stork joined TI in 2001 from Hewlett-Packard, where he served as director of the internet systems and storage Lab at HP Laboratories, and earlier as the Director of the ULSI Research Lab. He began his professional career at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center, where he researched advanced bipolar technology and circuits, and later SiGe technology, finally assuming responsibility for the Exploratory Device and Technology programs at IBM Research.

Dr. Stork was born in Soest, The Netherlands, and received the Ingenieur degree in electrical engineering from Delft University of Technology.

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