Year Inducted / Awarded: 2020
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Mike Douglass is a distinguished member of the technical staff at Texas Instruments. He has been a reliability engineer with TI since 1979. Throughout his career, he has supported a variety of projects ranging from research and development to high-volume production. Products have included mission-critical military systems to commercial navigation equipment. In 1992, he joined DLP® Products to support reliability development of the Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) and DLP technology. The DMD was the world’s first micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) used for display applications. It consists of up to 8,000,000 individually addressable micromirrors, as small as 5 microns square, fabricated on a SRAM substrate. It is considered the most complex and one of the most reliable MEMS devices in the world.
He and his wife Tammy, CEO of a technology nonprofit, have two children: Julia, a technology consultant with Deloitte and Mark, a 4th generation electrical engineer now studying law at Southern Methodist University.
Douglass is a senior member of the IEEE, a senior member of SPIE, and a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas. He has published 14 technical papers, made numerous presentations nationally and internationally, chaired several technical conferences, and has three patents.
He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and an MBA from the University of Dallas in 1985.