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Texas Instruments
  • 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:

  • $686 million

2007 R&D:

  • $2.15 billion


  • TI patents issued worldwide cumulatively: more than 35,000
  • 2007 TI patents issued worldwide: more than 1,300

Global Presence:
Manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries

Employee Population:

  • 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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#4 December 2021
KIPiS 2021 #4
Topic of the issue:
Modern instrumentation