For more than 80 years, Texas Instruments has used increasingly complex signal-processing technology – with advances ranging from the incremental to the revolutionary – to literally and repeatedly change the world.
Every day, our semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock possibilities for a smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more enjoyable world. Our focus on building a better future is ingrained in everything we do, from responsible semiconductor manufacturing, to employee care and active involvement with the communities we live in.
TIers are a tremendously diverse group, coming from every continent, embracing scores of different cultures and viewpoints, and speaking dozens of languages; yet we all share a passion for discovery. After all, innovation is what we do.
TI's amazing past is a prologue to an even more incredible future.
And in many ways, our story is just beginning...
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
TI has a long-standing presence in many of the world's major markets and has the best geographic coverage in the semiconductor industry. With manufacturing sites, sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, Japan, and the Americas, TI can provide products and services to customers wherever they do business.
Since the mid-1990s, TI has completed a series of acquisitions and divestitures designed to reshape the company from a diversified electronics company to a semiconductor company focused on signal processing technologies. These activities continue today as the company acquires firms with specialized capabilities and skills and divests product lines that no longer align with the company's strategic direction or performance goals.
Today, TI's internal semiconductor manufacturing operations span 9 countries and include more than four million square feet of clean room space across 20 factories that fabricate, assemble, test and package billions of analog, embedded processing and wireless products each year.
TI is committed to providing the semiconductor capacity that our customers need to get to market fast and grow. This is accomplished through a flexible manufacturing strategy to ensure our customers receive the products they need, when they need them at the right price and performance.
Our process technology, manufacturing and design teams collaborate closely to enable differentiated products and improve time to market for customers. For example, TI's Analog Technology Development and Worldwide Manufacturing teams transferred multiple processes in parallel, on or ahead of schedule into TI's new factories in Chengdu, China, Aizu, Japan, and Richardson, Texas, quickly addressing customer demand for these products.
TI’s approach to environmental stewardship is comprehensive. We continually strive to reduce air emissions, energy consumption, water use and waste, while increasing resource conservation and efficiency in all aspects of our operations.
Our environmental policy and principles guide our efforts to operate sustainably – from manufacturing conscientiously designed products to designing sustainable buildings to minimize environmental and economic impacts from operations.
In short, we work every day to achieve a healthy balance between people, profits, products and the planet.