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Richard K. Templeton is an American business executive. He is Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Instruments.



Templeton attended Union College in New York from which he graduated in 1980 with a degree in electrical engineering [1].


After graduation, Templeton immediately joined TI where he worked in many different areas of the company. In 1996, he began heading up TI's semiconductor business. Templeton then served as Chief Operating Officer of the technology giant from April 2000 to April 2004. In May 2004 he was named CEO, and in April 2008 he succeeded Tom Engibous as Chairman of the Board [2].

While CEO of Texas Instruments in 2008, Richard K. Templeton earned a total compensation of $9,623,590, which included a base salary of $960,780, a cash bonus of $1,564,853, stocks granted of $4,468,500, and options granted of $2,397,600.[3]

Family life

Rich lives in Parker, Texas with his wife, Mary, and three children Stephanie, John, and Jim.[4] He is a triathlete and an avid reader of history and biography.



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