Texas Instruments (TI) is giving a $2.2 million gift to support engineering education at the University of California, Berkeley. The university will use the gift to better its traditional introductory Electronic Design Laboratory.
The university expects to open the renovated space in Spring 2013. The renovated lab will also connect to the school’s Mixed Signals Laboratory, originally funded by a gift from National Semiconductor, one of Silicon Valley’s first semiconductor companies, which was acquired by TI in 2011.
TI is also donating development kits that incorporate a range of devices from its extensive semiconductor portfolio, along with supporting software, to enhance the hands-on learning experience in the classroom.