J. Fred Bucy, Jr.

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J. Fred Bucy, Jr.

Born: July 29, 1928

J. Fred Bucy, Jr. was the president and chief operating officer of Texas Instruments.

A native of Texas, Bucy earned degrees in physics from Texas Tech University and the University of Texas. In 1953, Bucy obtained a position at Texas Instruments. For the next thirty-two years, he rose through the corporate ranks in technical and managerial roles, helping the company become a leader in semiconductor technology. He helped develop early solid-state systems for oil exploration.

In addition to serving as an advisor to scientific and educational reform panels, Bucy is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.