Texas Instruments’ Julie England Named One of PINK Magazine’s Top Women in Business for 2008
Texas Instruments Julie England Named One of PINK Magazines Top Women in Business for 2008
England honored for technology innovation as head of TI's RFID Systems Business
Dallas, Texas (February 13, 2008)
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) today announced that Julie England, a vice president, and general manager of the RFID Systems business, is being honored as one of the Top 15 Women Innovators in Business by PINK magazine, the national magazine for professional women. PINK's exclusive list in the March/April issue profiles the most influential women driving innovation and revenue in corporate America.
"We scoured the upper echelons of corporate America to find the most significant women driving innovation in the U.S. and adding major dollars to the bottom line in the process," says Cynthia Good, founding editor of PINK. "These 15 women will soon claim the national spotlight, having birthed new generations of products and services creating and sustaining change that continues to transform their organizations."
Julie is being honored by PINK for her vision in applying TI's fast, secure IC memory technology to entirely new high performance smart IC platform for contactless electronic government ID applications, including electronic passports and other identity documents. Julie gained executive buy in for TI's investment in the electronic government ID market and also forged relationships with the State Department and Government Printing Office, which oversees the production, installation and use of smart electronic passports in the U.S.
Since 2004, Julie has shaped the overall strategy for TI's RFID business, a leader in wireless identification and secure contactless products. The group's technology is used in a variety of industries worldwide including electronic payments, livestock and asset management. At TI, Julie has held a variety of leadership positions in engineering, manufacturing, quality and business management, and became a vice president in 1994. As one of TI's senior women executives Julie has helped foster women's careers in engineering.
Julie is a recognized business and technology leader, and was awarded the 2004 Henry Laurence Gantt Medal in recognition of distinguished achievements in management and outstanding service to the community by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Management Association. She has also been honored with the Texas Tech University Distinguished Engineer award and was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame.
Billie Williamson, Americas director, flexibility and gender equity strategy, for Ernst & Young LLP, sponsor of this year's prestigious list, adds: "Ernst & Young is proud to join PINK in celebrating women who make a difference, not only through their innovative ideas, but through their courage and ability to team with others to see ideas to fruition. We applaud the accomplishments of this years Top 15 Women in Business and the examples they set for the next generation of female innovators."
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.
PINK magazine features a new generation of Americas most influential women, redefining success in the 21st century. Published seven times in 2008, PINK offers editorial content from award-winning writers and columnists in the national magazine for professional women. Visit www.pinkmagazine.com for more information.
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