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    • May 21, 2015

    CiTIzenship: It begins with each of us

    TIers put our company’s commitment to citizenship into action every day in their jobs and in their communities. In our ongoing series “ CiTIzenship," we feature TIers around the world making a difference in their communities and creating technology for good. Trisha Cunningham loves to help girls dream big dreams. “I’m...
    • May 19, 2015

    A lifetime of devotion to his brother and the intellectually disabled

    Glenn Briggs couldn’t believe the scene in front of him. His younger brother James lay in the hospital bed, bruised and bloodied following a beating at the hands of some of his roommates. James lived in a state institution for the mentally disabled. His father had little money and few options to support his severely mentally disabled son. So...
    • May 14, 2015

    She's Muslim, He's Jewish

    Let's talk about religion. In many companies, that statement would be enough to get you called in for a chat with HR. But here at TI, our commitment to diversity and inclusion encompasses every employee attribute, even those that might appear too sensitive for most companies. Our leaders recognize that respecting our differences is the key to...
    • May 12, 2015

    Out of Office: Extreme running through the Grand Canyon

    TIers do amazing things every day at work and when they are out of the office. In our ongoing series, ‘Out of Office,’ we showcase the unique and fascinating hobbies, talents and interests of TIers all over the world. Jorge Reynaga felt every beat of his heart as it rapidly pounded against his chest. The TIer’s legs acted like two...
    • May 7, 2015

    STEM solutions from students

    How do we get more students interested in science, technology, engineering and math? It’s a question being asked by academics, government officials, non-profit organizations and companies like TI. And with the coming critical shortage of STEM workers globally, we are hungry for answers. So we decided to ask a different type of expert. ...
    • Apr 30, 2015

    Seventh grader imagines way to reduce energy consumption

    TI engineers gather around Annalisa Minke as she calmly, yet passionately, explains how her innovation will cool homes and businesses without contributing to global warming. Her ingenious concept involves engineering air traps to bring cooler air from the top of a structure to the bottom, improving air conditioning systems. Annalisa isn’t a TI...
    • Apr 29, 2015

    Why Trade Promotion Authority matters for Sherman, Texas

    This editorial from Heidi Means, manager of our Sherman Wafer Fabrication Facility, first appeared in the Herald Democrat on April 21, 2015. Texas is No. 1 — for the 13th straight year. Recent U.S. Commerce Department figures released for 2014 show the Lone Star State led the nation with goods exports worth $289 billion, up 3.4 percent from...
    • 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...