|Texas Instrument History & Timeline :
1930 foundation of the company as Geophysical Service Inc, or simply GSI
a small Oil exploration firm.
The company is based on a technology called reflection seismography
helping to find underearth oil or gas fields.
The founders are
Eugene Mc Dermont (1899-1973)
Cecil H Green (1900 - 2003) originally coming from GE
John Eric Jonsson (1901-1995)
Patrick Eugene Haggerty (1914 - 1980)
1939 name change to Coronado Corporation
1941 company bought by Standard Oil (Amoco)
1946 start of a new Laboratory and Manufacturing (L&M) division
which takes longer than expected to become profitable.
The new division concentrales on electronic equipment.
1951 company rebranded as Texas Instruments Incorporated.
1952 acquisition of a transistor license and start of semiconductor manufacturing.
1953 October 1 the company enters the Nasdaq stock market with the ticker symbol TXN.
The first shares trade at $ 5.25 (since then the shares have been split 8 times and
1 original share is now the equivalent of 240 shares)
1954 first commercial silicon transistor introduced.
1955 the company buys 300 acres of land near Dallas for future development
1958 first integrated circuit invented by Jack Kilby.
1960 start of TI France
1961 start of TI Germany
1962 start of TI Brazil and TI Mexico
1967 Invention of the first handheld calculator.
1968 TI inventor Jack Kilby gets the National Medal of science.
1968 start of IT Japan and TI Singapore
1978 TI Speak & Spell chips produced
1979 start of TI Philippines
1985 Jerry Junkins becomes President
1985 TI starts to formally use the Internet
by exchanging e-mails from it's Computer science center
with the U.S. research community ... soon other TI business units gets acces
Soon other IT offices can connect as well.
IT people can communicate with the outside world,
once they have entered some security codes to pass a "lobby" firewall
to access the network.
1986 registration of the TI.com internet Domain
(13th oldest internet domain - and 2nd oldest Two Letter Domain worldwide)
1986 opening of the first office in China
1987 The TI Internet Team redesigned the firewall system so TI people
could have direct access to the World Wide Web.
1988 TI listed on the London and Zurich stockmarket
1992 TI-85 advanced graphic calculators launched
1995 april launch of the TI.com website.
1996 May 26 COE Jerry Junkins dies in Stuttgart during a business trip.
1996 June 20 Tom Engibous becomes new CEO
1996 dec 31 TI Internet connections have handled 2.3 million mail messages and 82 million web proxy requests.
1999 TI Interactive computer software introduced for education
2000 TI inventor Jack Kitby gets the Nobel price for physics
2002 online professional development for teachers
2003 alliance with USA Today for educational TI 83 handhelds high school classrooms
2004 TI 89 Titanimu graphoc calculators
first single chip cellphone device produced
2004 may 1 Rich Templeton becomes new CEO
Today Texas Instruments is a high tech powerhouse.
The company’s more than 15,000 patents have empowered countless inventions that touch the lives of just about everyone, just about everywhere.
Origin of TI Name & Logos & Internet Domains
|Facts & Figures about Texas Instruments today
The CEO is Rich Templeton.
Today TI is divided into two main divisions:
Semiconductors (SC) and Educational Technology (ET)
2011 revenues are ... $13.7 billion
employing 35,300 people
Texas Instruments holds 39,000 patents.
Texas Instruments is owned by a large public.
The Texas Instruments stock is traded on Nasdaq with the ticker symbol TXN.
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