James L. Fischer

James Fischer


James L. Fischer

BSChE ‘48

Executive Vice President

Texas Instruments


Mr. Fischer started his college career at the U of A when he was 16 years old.  After graduation, he went to work for Pan American Petroleum in Tulsa.  In 1955, he became the first chemical engineer ever hired by Texas Instruments, where he worked on a process for producing high purity silicon.  In his current position, he is responsible for TI’s worldwide semiconductor operations.


Mr. Fischer received a MSChE in 1955 from MIT, where he received a fellowship to study at the French Petroleum Institute of Paris, France.