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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is an American technology company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally. Its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas, United States. TI is one of the top 10 semiconductor companies worldwide, based on sales volume. The company's focus is on developing analog chips and embedded processors, which account for more than 80% of its revenue. TI also produces TI digital light processing technology and education technology products including calculators, microcontrollers and multi-core processors. To date, TI has more than 45,000 patents worldwide. Texas Instruments emerged in 1951 after a reorganization of Geophysical Service Incorporated, a company founded in 1930 that manufactured equipment for use in the seismic industry, as well as defense electronics. TI produced the world's first commercial silicon transistor in 1954, and the same year designed and manufactured the first transistor radio. Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at TI's Central Research Labs. TI also invented the hand-held calculator in 1967, and introduced the first single-chip microcontroller in 1970, which combined all the elements of computing onto one piece of silicon.

TI buffer amplifier increases signal bandwidth tenfold in data-acquisition systems

“Test and measurement engineers can save months of design time by eliminating the need for custom ASICs and simplifying front-end designs Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced the industry’s widest-bandwidth high-input-impedance (Hi-Z) buffer amplifier, capable of supporting frequency …

TI advances driver assistance technology to more accurately monitor blind spots and efficiently navigate turns and corners to safely avoid collisions

“In an effort to move autonomous driving and vehicle safety forward, Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today announced an expansion of its automotive offerings that can help automakers improve how advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sense objects. TI’s new …

TI’s new precision wideband ADC pushes data-acquisition performance higher while cutting size and power consumption in half

“Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced the smallest 24-bit wideband analog-to-digital converter (ADC) that delivers industry-leading signal-measurement precision at wider bandwidths than competing ADCs. The ADS127L11, the newest product in TI’s portfolio of precision wideband ADCs, achieves ultra-precise …

Texas Instruments to begin construction next year on new 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants

“Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today announced plans to begin construction next year on its new 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer fabrication plants (or “fabs”) in Sherman, Texas. The North Texas site has the potential for up to four fabs to …

New buck/boost converter maintains industry’s lowest IQ while integrating supercapacitor charging

“Engineers can extend battery life by up to 20% in low-power industrial applications with new DC/DC converter from TI Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced a new bidirectional buck/boost converter with an ultra-low quiescent current (IQ) of …

Industry’s most accurate 3D Hall-effect position sensor provides speed and precision for faster real-time control

“TI sensor provides ultra-high precision at speeds as fast as 20 kSPS while using at least 70% less power Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced the industry’s most accurate 3D Hall-effect position sensor. With the TMAG5170, engineers can …

TI’s integrated transformer module technology helps maximize drive time in hybrid and electric vehicles

“Engineers can meet the need for smaller, lighter systems by cutting power solution size in half with new easy-to-use, bias-supply module Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced the industry’s smallest and most accurate 1.5-W isolated DC/DC …

70-W BLDC motor drivers from Texas Instruments eliminate months of design time with code-free, sensorless FOC and trapezoidal control

“Integrated real-time control enables engineers to spin BLDC motors in less than 10 minutes while making motor systems quieter and as much as 70% smaller. Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced the industry’s first 70-W brushless DC (BLDC …

Developing the first ICs to orbit Earth

“For Charles “Bob” Cook, a project assigned by Jack Kilby led to the development of the first integrated circuits to ever orbit the Earth – and a foundation for future space electronics Jack Kilby was a little more than two years …

New MCU portfolio redefines microcontroller performance, enabling 10 times higher processing capability than existing devices

“Engineers can combine processor-level computing with MCU design simplicity for real-time control, analytics and networking applications with TI Sitara™ AM2x MCUs Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today introduced a new high-performance microcontroller (MCU) portfolio that advances real-time control, networking and …