Strategic Relationships and Ventures

Strategic Relationships and Ventures

Semiconductor-savvy entrepreneurs need forums to help them explore, propose, support and fund groundbreaking technology and solutions development. TI Strategic Relationships and Ventures can help make crucial connections that can enable startup growth and scale. 

About us

We are constantly reviewing all available avenues to expand our innovation portfolio. TI Strategic Relationships and Ventures seeks to understand the technology development path of startups, early stage companies and entrepreneurs, striving to connect the dots between your technology and TI’s strategic direction. When we identify potential fits, our team acts as the interface between you and relevant TI business units, streamlining access to technology teams where appropriate for exploratory discussions. Occasionally, TI will make strategic equity investments, typically accompanied by a commercial agreement with a TI business. We are also a strategic ecosystem partner with Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only startup incubator focused exclusively on accelerating startup solutions in silicon.

Key contact: Jack Holmes (vice president and manager, Corporate Development)

TI is a member of Silicon Catalyst, a silicon solutions incubator 

What we are looking for

We’re interested in connecting with startups, early-stage companies and entrepreneurs who are creating integrated circuits (ICs), advanced semiconductor materials, IC packaging and semiconductor process technologies, particularly in the analog and embedded processing space. Answer these two questions to see if you could potentially be a fit for a discussion with TI Strategic Partnerships and Ventures.

1. Is your business focused on one of the following markets?

  • Automotive:
    • Advanced driver assistance systems.
    • Body electronics and lighting.
    • Hybrid, electric and powertrain systems.
    • Infotainment and cluster.
  • Industrial:
    • Aerospace and defense.
    • Building automation.
    • Factory automation and control.
    • Grid infrastructure.
    • Lighting.
    • Medical.
    • Motor drives.
    • Power delivery.
    • Test and measurement.

If you answered yes to both questions, we would like to hear from you. 

2. Does your business have one of the following capabilities?

  • Power electronics.
  • High-voltage (>200 V) capabilities.
  • Advanced semiconductor materials, packaging, process technology.
  • Microelectromechanical/advanced sensors/sensor interfaces/proximity capabilities.
  • Low-power electronics.
  • Photonics.
  • Radio-frequency/millimeter wave and high-speed data signal-chain technologies.
  • Disruptive analog and mixed signal technology (clock and timing, resonators, data converters, interface, isolation/protection, operational amplifiers, chargers).