Engineering Alumnus Ross Teggatz to Deliver September 17 Kurtz Lecture

Engineering alumnus Ross Teggatz, founder, CEO and President of Triune Systems, LLC, will deliver the 2015 Kurtz Lecture at 5:00 p.m. September 17 in W10

Pappajohn Business Building,sponsored by the UI Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  The title of his presentation is, “Next Generation Portable Power Solutions.” With more than 24 years in the Mixed-Signal IC Design Industry, Teggatz has played senior-management roles in the analog, mixed-signal, and power organizations of Texas Instruments, including the Director of the Mixed-Signal Power and Control organization, where he managed a team 120 development engineers, and CTO for the Custom Mixed- Signal organization. His responsibilities included business and technical development of both the custom automotive and consumer markets, as well as creation of an organizational structure to pursue markets in the industrial and medical areas. He started several successful product lines, include the TPIC power IC catalog product line and prior to joining Triune, created and organized a development team to develop digital power control. To further utilize his abilities both as a technical and business expert, Ross was involved assessing corporations for mergers and acquisitions. Teggatz has been recognized as a technical leader. He served as both program committee member, and later as the chairman of the IEEE BiCMOS Technology and Circuits Meeting (BCTM) conferences. He has authored numerous conference and journal articles. At TI, he was promoted to Fellow in 2003 for his expertise and contributions to revenue in the mixed-signal power area. To his innovation credit, he has over 40 patents and many more pending in the areas of process, devices, circuits, and systems. Teggatz earned his B.S.E. degree from the University of Iowa, M.S. degree from Southern Methodist University, and MBA from University of Texas. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. Funded by an endowment from the Iowa power industry, the annual Kurtz Lecture is named for the late Edwin B. Kurtz, professor and head of the UI Electrical Engineering Department from 1929 to 1960. Kurtz was the architect of the world's first educational television station, directing experimental station W9XK in Iowa City during the 1930s.