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Byron Williams
Byron Williams

Byron Williams

Texas Instruments

Dallas, TX USA

"If you're not challenged, you're not growing."

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Day In The Life

Process Integration Engineer

I work on microelectronic components and develop radio frequency switches for mobile applications.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Physics, General

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Graduate Degree

    Optics/Optical Sciences

    University of Arizona

  • Graduate Degree

    Materials Science

    Stanford University

  • Doctorate

    Materials Science

    Stanford University

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    As a kid, had a strong curiosity for math, science technology.

  • 2.

    Was obsessed with Star Wars, bought a telescope, got interested in space, space travel.

  • 3.

    Went to MIT undergrad; "it was a challenge, to say the least," and he doubted he was good enough.

  • 4.

    Says, "get people around you that are going to help you be successful; make sure you have a support system so you can fall back on them."

  • 5.

    Encourages students to "take what the professor gives you and distill it into something you understand," rewrite your notes in a language you understand.

  • 6.

    When confronted with distractions living in the Bay Area ("a happenin' place"), just kept his focus on getting his Stanford degree.

  • 7.

    Now works at Texas Instruments developing semiconductor materials that enable touchscreen capabilities in computers and phones.