11/24/2003 - In recognition of the important role played by Universities in educating engineers in new technologies such as real-time Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE:TXN) has presented the first Texas Instruments DSP Educator Award to Dr. Naim Dahnoun of the University of Bristol for his outstanding contributions to furthering education in DSP technology. Dr. Dahnounīs contributions include the authoring of a popular book on Digital Signal Processing implementation using TIīs TMS320C6000TM DSP platform, a teaching CD-ROM on the C6000TM that has been distributed to over 4,000 academics worldwide and the instruction of over 40 technical DSP workshops to industry professionals across Europe. Dr. Dahnoun also teaches real-time DSP at the University of Bristol and was one of the first academics to realize the importance and potential of this technology, working closely with TI for over ten years.
"I am delighted to be honoured with this first DSP Educator Award", said Dr. Dahnoun. "It is a testimony to an excellent working relationship with TI that has not only helped advance students' knowledge of DSP but also contributed to the growth of several DSP-focused companies and consultant networks. I look forward to continuing to play an important role in spreading knowledge of DSP in the future."
"We are very pleased to be able to present Dr. Dahnoun with this award, which is the first of its kind," said Flavio Daffara, TI European University Program Manager. "The role of educators and universities in spreading real-time DSP technology is fundamental. By giving students access to leading-edge technology, they are creating the basis for the DSP engineers of the future to develop new applications and markets."
TI has a long-standing commitment to supporting excellence in education and research, with a ten-year-old University Program that provides support to universities to work with real-time DSP technology. As the use of DSPs becomes more and more prevalent in electronic end-equipment such as digital cameras, PDAs, mobile phones, portable multimedia devices, digital printers, etc., the importance of the role played by Universities and educators in teaching the engineers of the future to use this technology continues to grow. As a result, TI currently supports thousands of universities worldwide and maintains close co-operative links with a hundred of these under its Elite University program. Over 1,600 DSP labs have been set up under the University Program since its inception, reaching more than 90,000 students in the world each year.
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