Alumna Stephanie Watts Butler Receives Women in Technology Award

Stephanie Watts Butler (Center), Ph.D. '91, receives a 2015 Women in Technology AwardStephanie Watts Butler, Ph.D.’91, recently received a 2015 Women in Technology Award from the Dallas Business Journal.

The award recognizes influential women in technology for their leadership, technical prowess, advocacy and entrepreneurial spirit in technology careers. This year’s 26 honorees were selected by a team of independent judges and industry insiders from a pool of 520 nominations. They were recognized at a reception in Dallas, Texas Oct.1.

Butler, technology innovation architect at Texas Instruments, was also profiled in the October 2nd edition of the Dallas Business Journal. According to her STEMfire biography, she has been in the semiconductor industry for close to 30 years working in process and equipment control, technology and package development, R&D management, and new product development. She has served as a Strategic Program Manager appointed by the Chief Technology Officer and Vice Presidents to lead major across-organizational initiatives which transformed development and product ramp business processes with immediate >$100M ramifications and revenues >$1B within a few years. In her current position, she drives Texas Instrument’s innovation development and creates profitable technologies in a variety of technically challenging areas, such as control algorithms, materials, manufacturing processes and new semiconductor products.

Butler has authored more than 40 papers, two of which received “Best Paper” awards. She has also produced 14 U.S. patents, two of which were recognized by Texas Instruments with value recognition awards. Throughout her career, she has remained involved in many professional engineering and mentoring organizations outside of Texas Instruments, including various consortia, university boards, advisory positions, and working groups. She is also a past research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was an adjunct professor at University of Texas at Dallas. Butler is also a Fellow of the AVS, the not-for-profit professional society for Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing.

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