Professional Success by innovation


Abstract: Define what professional success means for you, find where you want to innovate, and go on. Steps to innovation, as simple as they may be, can help you achieve success

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  • University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus
  • Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
  • United States 00680
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Charles Parkhurst of Texas Instruments


Professional Success by Innovation

How do you define professional success. How is innovation related to this success. How do you achieve innovation. Solving problems, looking for solutions, all by steps, sometimes very simple, can mark the path to innovation and then to your success. Examples to show this paths will illustrate


Charles joined Texas Instruments in 1998 as the first undergraduate COOP from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. During his COOP he worked for the High Speed Amplifier team which later hired him as a full time Analog IC Designer in the year 2000. He was promoted to MGTS in 2004 within the High Performance Analog organization for his technical contributions in analog circuit design. In 2005 he was promoted to Design Manager of the Test & Measurement organization where he led both design and characterization teams. Later, in 2008, he joined the Medical and Hi Reliability organization as a Senior Analog IC Designer. In this organization he developed a new design strategy for the Hi Reliability Product Line that included design of analog ICs for extreme environments such as space and high temperature. He got promoted to SMTS in 2011 for his outstanding technical contributions within High Performance Analog. Currently Charles is the lead designer of another new design strategy where he is leading/developing complete mixed signal solutions for the Hi Reliability Industrial Smart Sensor market. Charles earned his BSEE from the University of Puerto Rico in the year 2000. He has been granted 19 patents and has more pending, all in the field of analog IC design. He has dictated several seminars to students, university professors and professional engineers. He has also authored several papers and publications for a number of internal and external conferences. Charles has been a key member of the University of Puerto Rico recruiting team and responsible for scouting for the most talented Latin engineers for Texas Instruments in the last 12 years.


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