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    • Apr 28, 2015

    The ‘sandbox’ for testing out packaging ideas

    On the third floor of a nondescript building on our North Campus in Dallas, past the dozens of machines and TIers working in the semiconductor fabrication clean rooms, sits the packaging development lab. It’s a lab that didn’t exist just two months ago, but it is now leading the way on some of the biggest innovations at TI. “I’ve...
    • Apr 23, 2015

    Shop class isn’t just for boys

    Growing up in Malaysia, I didn’t know what a career in engineering could mean for me. I did know that I really liked to take stuff apart. I’d go through my house and find things I could dismantle without getting into trouble. I particularly remember a broken VCR. I couldn’t wait to see what was inside – the magnetic tape, spooling...
    • Apr 22, 2015

    Trade Promotion Authority allows TI and its suppliers to grow

    Texas Instruments offers innovative semiconductor products to more than 100,000 customers around the world, earning nearly 90 percent of our revenue from outside the United States. Open trade is not only essential for TI, but for the many local suppliers with whom we work. This week, the Senate Finance Committee will consider the Bipartisan Congressional...
    • Apr 21, 2015

    DIY with TI: Getting a kick out of growing chili peppers with ‘Chili-Gation’

    At TI, we celebrate the makers and hobbyists who enjoy creating and innovating on their own time. In our ongoing DIY with TI series, we share their incredible Do It Yourself inventions using TI technology. Dave Smith loves to cook. And equally satisfying to him is plucking a ripe chili pepper from one of his potted plants, plopping it into a saucepan...
    • Apr 16, 2015

    TI welcomes introduction of Trade Promotion Authority

    Today, Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 to reinstate Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). As a leading global semiconductor company with more than 100,000 customers worldwide, Texas Instruments welcomes the...
    • Apr 14, 2015

    Forbes Names TI one of the “Best Employers in the U.S.”

    We are thrilled to announce that TI has just been named one of the 2015 Best Employers in the United States , according to Forbes Magazine . In this first ever list, Forbes reached out to more than 20,000 employees across the United States to determine the top 500 employers. We’re proud of this recognition and thought it would be fun to come...
    • Apr 9, 2015

    Powering the car of the future

    Did you know that electronics in automobiles accounts for almost one-third of new vehicle cost, and on average there are more than 6,000 semiconductor components in new cars? According to some key technologists of major car companies, 90 percent of all innovations in cars are driven by electronics. Efficient power delivery to a growing number of electronic...
    • Apr 7, 2015

    Stanford student creates pocket-size science lab

    Clifton Roozeboom watches the organized chaos before him – dozens of middle school students performing somersaults, cartwheels and ballerina-like spins. At first glance, it appears to be nothing more than a group of excitable teenagers, except ...
    • Mar 31, 2015

    What’s in your 3-D printer?

    What would you build if you could create anything on a 3-D printer? Spare parts for your car? Toys for the kids? A component that can help you better demonstrate a TI product to a customer? You can do it all on MakerBot 3-D printers containing TI devices. The MakerBot Replicator Mini is one of the smallest 3-D printers around and something even...
    • Mar 26, 2015

    Connecting students with the International Space Station

    Three-hundred and fifty students sat in complete silence in the auditorium at Council Rock High School South just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The only sound heard was the constant static from the speakers hanging overhead. On stage sat three members of the K3DN.org amateur radio (ham radio) operating club, along with a science and astronomy...