Chris Schairbaum
Chris Schairbaum
Director of Innovation and Development, Texas Instruments
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Chris is the Director of Energy Technology Strategy at Texas Instruments. Since joining the company in 1995, he has managed product development, strategic marketing and new business development for several of TI’s semiconductor and software product lines. While in TI’s Storage Products Group, Chris chaired new product development focused on integrating advanced generation technology with innovative business models to enhance digital storage in computing and electronics markets.

This effort led Chris to become GM of the Personal Audio & Infotainment Group at its roots as a start-up venture within Texas Instruments. During his tenure, TI became a leading technology provider in the portable entertainment market via relationships with major content providers, infrastructure partners and top consumer electronics manufacturers around the world. His team’s research & development led to breakthrough performance in energy efficiency, power consumption, content security and device battery life for a wide range of audio and video enabled electronic devices.

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