Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments

Coordinates: 32°54′33″N 96°45′04″W / 32.909256°N 96.751054°W / 32.909256; -96.751054

Texas Instruments Inc., known as TI, is an American global company that designs and makes semiconductors based in Dallas, Texas, United States, It sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. TI is the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors worldwide after Intel and Samsung, the second largest supplier of chips for cellular handsets after Qualcomm, and the largest producer of digital signal processors (DSPs) and analog semiconductors, among a wide range of other semiconductor products, including calculators, microcontrollers and multi-core processors. Texas Instruments is among the Top 20 Semiconductor producing companies in the world.

Texas Instruments was founded in 1951. It emerged after a reorganization of Geophysical Service. This company manufactured equipment for use in the seismic industry as well as defense electronics. TI researched infrared technology in the late 1950s and later made transistors, including the world's first workable silicon transistor, radar systems, guidance and control systems for both missiles and bombs. In 1954, Texas Instruments designed and manufactured the first transistor radio and Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at TI's Central Research Labs. The company produced the first integrated circuit-based computer for the U.S. Air Force in 1961. The hand-held calculator was introduced to the world by TI in 1967.

In the 1970s and 80s the company focused on consumer electronics including digital clocks, watches, hand-held calculators, home computers as well as various sensors. In 1997, its defense business was sold to Raytheon. In 2007, Texas Instruments was awarded the Manufacturer of the Year for Global Supply Chain Excellence by World Trade magazine. Texas Instruments is considered to be one of the most ethical companies in the world.

After the acquisition of National Semiconductor in 2011, the company has a combined portfolio of nearly 45,000 analog products and customer design tools, making it the world's largest maker of analog technology components. In 2011, Texas Instruments ranked 175 in the Fortune 500. TI is made up of two main divisions: Semiconductors (SC) and Educational Technology (ET) of which Semiconductor products account for approximately 96% of TI's revenue.

Read more about Texas InstrumentsHistory, Company Divisions, Industry Recognition, Acquisitions, Corporate Governance

Other articles related to "texas instruments, texas":

Transistor Radio - Background
... Texas Instruments had demonstrated all-transistor AM (amplitude modulation) radios as early as 1952, but their performance was well below that of equivalent vacuum tube models ... However, as with the early Texas Instruments units (and others) only prototypes were ever built it was never put into commercial production ... likely that they and the other radio makers were planning transistor radios of their own, but Texas Instruments and Regency were the first to offer a ...
Software Industry In Karnataka - Origin
... software industry in Karnataka seems to have been the entry of Texas Instruments which was the first multinational to set up base in Bangalore in 1985 ... Texas Instruments was searching for a location to set up their overseas development centre in India in early 1980s ... Texas Instruments currently has a big facility in Bagmane Tech Park in Bangalore near the airport ...
List Of Southern Methodist University People - Notable Alumni or Attendees - Business
... of Dru Hill Entertainment, an all male adult film company - Irving, Texas Gabriel Barbier-Mueller - Founder and CEO, Harwood International * Richard L ... Ford - Dallas-based billionaire Arthur George - Senior Vice President, Texas Instruments Aart J ... Football League Jerry Junkins - Chairman and CEO, Texas Instruments Jack M ...

Famous quotes containing the words instruments and/or texas:

    I lay my eternal curse on whomsoever shall now or at any time hereafter make schoolbooks of my works and make me hated as Shakespeare is hated. My plays were not designed as instruments of torture. All the schools that lust after them get this answer, and will never get any other.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    I not only rejoice, but congratulate my beloved country Texas is reannexed, and the safety, prosperity, and the greatest interest of the whole Union is secured by this ... great and important national act.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)