25th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series


delagiTI's Wishes for the Jonsson School, UT Dallas and Engineering in the Next 25 Years

R. Gregory (Greg) Delagi
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Texas Instruments Embedded Processing Unit

Tuesday, May 1, 4 p.m., TI Auditorium (ECSS 2.102)


"R. Gregory (Greg) Delagi became senior vice president and general manager of Texas Instruments Embedded Processing business in June 2012, leading the company's Microcontroller, Digital Signal Processing, OMAP and Wireless Connectivity businesses.

TI's embedded processing portfolio is one of the industry's broadest: from ultra-low-power or real-time control-optimized MCUs… to general-purpose ARM processors… to power-optimized OMAP processors… to singlecore DSPs… and ultra-high performance multicore processors. Additionally, TI provides the industry's broadest suite of wireless connectivity technologies that attach across these products.

A nearly 30-year TI veteran, Delagi has held a number of leadership roles within TI. His most recent experience was leading the company's Wireless business, where as Senior Vice President he managed its transition to applications processors and connectivity products in a wide range of embedded applications.

He also guided TI's Digital Signal Processing (DSP) business to significant success, including making digital signal processors one of the company's core semiconductor technologies and a key component of the company's wireless portfolio. As vice president and manager of TI's DSP business, Delagi directed the development and broad commercialization of DSPs and is credited with creating TI's catalog DSP business. He also presided over the successful launch of the industry's first 1-gigahertz DSP and of DaVinci™, its broad video technology offering. In 2006, under Delagi's leadership, TI increased its DSP market share for the fifth year straight – representing 62 percent of the total DSP market.

Delagi started his career at TI in 1984 with the Materials & Controls business, based in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He later joined TI's Semiconductor Group working in sales and marketing in Austin, Texas, and Phoenix, Arizona, and then spent six years in California's Silicon Valley managing TI's sales operations for the U.S. western region. More recently, Delagi was responsible for several of the company's systems business units such as DSL, Cable, VoIP and Wireless LAN, creating system-on-chip solutions. Since the late 1990s, he also led TI's effort in semiconductors for wireless base stations, working with customers and operators as his team built the industry's top position in this market.

He is a graduate of Nichols College in Dudley, Massachusetts, where he earned a BSBA in 1984."