Staff Technologist, Texas Instruments, Inc.
Bruce Trump (BSEE ’71) currently is a staff technologist at Texas Instruments in Tucson, Arizona. He also serves as Texas Instruments’ ISU sponsor, and a recruiter for Iowa State Graduates. After graduating from Iowa State, Trump, an Ames native, spent several years in positions involving circuit and system design. In 1979 he joined Burr-Brown Corporation in Tucson, Arizona, as a design manager. Shortly after joining Burr-Brown, Trump began recruiting Iowa State graduates. After Texas Instruments acquired the company in 2000, Trump continued recruiting and became involved in Texas Instruments’ university relations program. Eventually, Trump assumed responsibility for the company’s engagements with Iowa State, and became Texas Instruments’ ISU sponsor.
Over the years, Trump has served in numerous roles at Texas Instruments, including design manager, applications engineering manager, and product line manager. From 2006 to 2010 he served as business leader of a precision analog business group at Texas Instruments and was involved in development of high-performance amplifiers, voltage references, temperature sensors, and various other precision analog integrated circuits. In May 2010, he stepped down from leadership and now writes a weekly technical blog, The Signal, read by analog engineers. He enjoys assisting with customer application issues, mentoring, writing, and grandfathering.
Trump joined the ECpE External Advisory Board in 2007, and became chairperson in May 2010. In 2011, he was honored for his dedication and service to the department over the years as a recipient of the ECpE Exemplary Service Award. He stepped down as chair in 2013.