Rich Templeton became President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Instruments in May 2004. He also serves on TI’s board of directors, to which he was elected in July 2003. From April 2000 through April 2004, Templeton was Chief Operating Officer of TI. He was Executive Vice President of TI and President of TI's Semiconductor business from June 1996 through April 2004. Mr. Templeton joined TI in 1980 after earning a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from Union College in New York. He spent his operational career in the company's Semiconductor business, beginning in sales and eventually becoming President of the entire business. In addition to his TI duties, Mr. Templeton is a director of the Semiconductor Industry Association, and is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Dallas Chief Executive Roundtable.