It's great to see a woman win this award in a field that has been traditionally male dominated. Ms. Prakash sounds like a true innovator in her own right and well deserved of the honor. TI is doing some interesting research and development and it's good to know people like her are on the cutting edge.
Congratulations, Punya. The Smart Home initiative is certainly an interesting assignment from an engineering point of view. We need some new solutions that can help us turn the corner on better managing home resources and energy. Cost effective and easy to use. Good luck for the future.
I certainly would like to congratulate Punya. I think congratulations must also go to Design News and Mouser for sponsoring a program that recognizes young engineering talent. To often the "world" recognizes individuals who never contribute to the degree Punya has and hopefully will. Lady Gaga, the Kardasians, Lindsey Lohan, etc----you get the picture, all hat and no cattle. These young engineers are great credits to the engineering profession--probably never becoming "household names" but none the less significant contributors to society and certainly their companies. I say well done.
Be sure to check out this press release just posted in our Product Showcase for more information on Punya Prakash and the Rising Engineering Star award ceremony this week in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/WznBqM
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