Charles Phipps

Charles E. Phipps received a BSEE from Case Institute of Technology (1949) and an MBA from Harvard University (1952). He joined the Military Engineering Dept of Motorola, Chicago in 1953 and in 1957 moved to Texas Instruments, Dallas where he spent the next 30 years of his career. His early roles at TI included working with Jack Kilby to develop market opportunities for integrated circuit technology and managing the department that evolved into the MOS business unit. Phipps was elected an officer of the corporation in 1976 and from 1982 to 1986 he served as vice president of Market Development for the Semiconductor Group. He joined venture capital firm Sevin Rosen Funds as a General Partner in 1987. He was appointed emeritus partner in 2008 and is currently on the visiting committee for the Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, and the advisory board for the Business School, University of Wisconsin.


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