Dave Freeman Passed Away in Early July

Dave Freeman Passed Away in Early July

David Freeman has been a Texas Instruments Fellow and CTO for TI’s high-voltage power business. His 40-year career has always focused on energy sources and energy management. He helped start Benchmarq Microelectronics and served as director of systems and applications. Benchmarq was noted for their battery management semiconductor products. In 1998, Unitrode Corporation, a leader in power management, acquired Benchmarq, and David became the systems and application director for the combined company. In 1999, Texas Instruments acquired Unitrode and David became the applications manager for TI power products.

David was a popular expert in his field who has presented at many conferences around the world, including in the U.S., Europe, China and Japan. He has written multiple technical papers and a monthly column in a publication targeted to electrical engineers. Many patents in battery technology and power management have been credited to David’s efforts.

In order to focus more on advanced power technology development, David helped establish TI’s Power and Energy Systems Lab inside of TI’s Kilby Research Laboratories.  He has currently transitioned to help start TI’s High Voltage Power Solutions business as CTO.
David has a BS degree in physics from Midwestern University.

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