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    • Jul 31, 2015

    VIDEO: See top 3 university student design projects of 2015

    Three-hundred teams entered this year’s Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge North America Design Contest. Those 300 teams were narrowed down to three – each design offering a unique and innovative solution for a pressing real-world problem. But only one design could win the top prize. Troy Bryant and Sean Lyons from the University...
    • Jul 28, 2015

    Why USB Type-C will make life easier

    In 1985, words like “USB,” “Blu-Ray” or “laptop,” would likely have elicited some strange looks. In 2015, these words are a part of our every day language. So, when the personal computer and electronics industries set out to fundamentally change the universal serial bus (USB), it was no easy task. That’s why...
    • Jul 24, 2015

    3 reasons to celebrate the newly expanded Information Technology Agreement

    Think about how much technology has changed since 1996. Today, the world trading system embraced 21 st century technology with the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) announcement of an agreement to expand duty free treatment to an additional 200 high-tech products through the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). The original ITA, negotiated in...
    • Jul 23, 2015

    On the Fringe: Isolation is key to the factory of the future

    In our ongoing ‘On the Fringe’ series, some of TI’s brightest minds discuss today’s biggest technological trends and solving the challenges of tomorrow. Imagine a factory floor buzzing with activity: robotic arms swiftly moving about, motors spinning in high gear and a suite of other electronics humming with electricity. All...
    • Jul 21, 2015

    Our values: At our very core

    This excerpt from our recently updated Code of Conduct pinpoints what each of our core values means to us and how they underpin every aspect of our business. At TI, our culture is driven by our core values of integrity , innovation and commitment . These values have been at the heart of who we are and how we behave for decades, dating back to our...
    • Jul 16, 2015

    CiTIzenship: Going the extra miles to help others

    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. After watching a friend’s deep grief over the death of her infant son...
    • Jul 14, 2015

    DIY with TI: Finding the right mix of gadgetry, barbecue magic

    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. Trey German – enthusiastic geek and ambitious cook – knew he’d found the right mix of gadgetry and elusive Texas barbecue magic...
    • Jul 9, 2015

    DIY with TI: Put on a happy hat

    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. Need a project to prevent boredom and bring a smile to your friends’ faces this summer? Why not fashion your own “smart hat”...
    • Jul 7, 2015

    CiTIzenship: Living life to the fullest

    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. TIer Misty Thompson has one setting: full speed. “When people use...
    • Jul 2, 2015

    Integrity: Our cornerstone from the beginning – An open letter from CEO Rich Templeton

    Recently, Rich Templeton, TI chairman, president and CEO, wrote the following open letter to the more than 30,000 TIers in 35 countries around the globe. At TI, our foundational belief in doing the right thing is woven throughout the fabric of our history. It started in the 1930s and 1940s with four founders – J. Erik Jonsson, Cecil Green,...