Having an innovation culture in the workplace can bring numerous benefits to your organization. It has been said a million times that “employees are your innovation game changers”. You will benefit a lot by empowering your employees to ideate and innovate. In this article, we will learn the backbone of Texas Instruments’ innovation. Let’s start with a small introduction to the company:
The Idea and Implementation:
Texas Instruments (TI) designs, manufactures and sells analogue and embedded semiconductors in various sectors. This includes the industrial, automotive, personal electronics, communications equipment, and enterprise areas. This widespread service of TI is the result of empowering a culture of innovation in the workspace.
Dr Larry Hornbeck, a company’s researcher led a team to create the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD). An optical micromachine that powered some of the versatile display technologies. The motive was to create a device that modulated light rather than imaging it. In 1991, Hornbeck received the first patent for the DMD design, and soon the DMD chips were integrated into Digital Light Processing (DLP) projectors. The digital cinema projectors were able to light up 70-foot screens.
Results of Texas Instruments innovation:
DLP Projectors set the industry standard by being employed in the movie industry and were successful in reducing the size and cost of digital projectors. Dr Larry Hornbeck won an Emmy for his Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.
Finally, this story goes on to showcase how a culture of innovation can reap great benefits for both the employees and the organization. Quickly capturing ideas and implementing them is what innovative culture is about. If you want your organization to have an innovative culture as well, you need to get your hands on idea capture tools like InspireIP which can help your organization in completing the full idea cycle – from ideation to implementation(not to mention patent filing too).