- Founded in 1930 as a geophysical exploration company that used seismic
signal processing technology to search for oil
- Adopted the name Texas Instruments Incorporated in 1951
- Entered the semiconductor market with its 1954 introduction of the first
commercial silicon transistor
*2007 product category revenue is estimated and unaudited. It represents an enhanced financial reporting structure to which TI is in the process of transitioning.
2007 Capital Expenditures:
- TI patents issued worldwide cumulatively: more than 35,000
- 2007 TI patents issued worldwide: more than 1,300
Manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries
- Approximately 30,000 worldwide
Selected Recent Awards:
- Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” – ranked No. 1 in the semiconductor industry – 2008 for the 5th consecutive year
- Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” – 2008 for the 9th year
- Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers” – 2008 for the 13th consecutive year
- Ethisphere Magazine’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” – 2008 for the 2nd consecutive year
- KLD Research & Analytics, Member Company of Domini 400 SocialSM Index, measuring top environmental, social and governance performers – 2008 for the 11th consecutive year
Did You Know . . .
- TI has gained market share in analog and in DSP in each of the last six years.
- TI has 25 years experience in DSP and 50 years experience in analog.
- TI was the first semiconductor company to go global.
- 75% of all notebook PCs use TI for power management and data storage.
- More than half the cell phones sold worldwide use TI technology.
- TI’s Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958.
- TI invented the handheld calculator in 1967.
- Use of graphing calculators leads to significantly better student attitudes toward math.
- TI’s DLP Cinema® technology produces 35 trillion colors on a screen.
- TI has won two Emmy Awards for DLP® technology.
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