Open Core Protocol International Partnership (OCP-IP) recently announced that Texas Instruments (TI), specifically Prashant Karandikar, is the recipient of the coveted annual Outstanding Contributor of the Year Award for 2012. Karandikar was the lead software engineer of TI and his leadership, commitment and contributions impressed the committee.

Fort Mill Times out of South Carolina brought this news to our attention in their article, “Texas Instruments Wins OCP-IP Contributor of the Year Award.” The OCP-IP Governing Steering Committee grants this award each year to a member who has made key contributions to further the advancement of the OCP specification or supporting infrastructure.

Recognition of contributions and accomplishments are indeed important. However, did anyone else imagine the chunky little Texas Instruments calculator we used in high school as soon as you started reading this article? Okay, maybe I just dated myself. Congratulations to the award winner.

Melody K. Smith

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