Texas Instruments (TI) is a global semiconductor design & manufacturing company with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. TI is the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors worldwide after Intel and Samsung, operating in 35 countries and offering nearly 100,000 different analog ICs and embedded processors.
Founded in 1951 Texas Instruments emerged from a defence systems electronics company.
TI entered the semiconductor business with the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958, designing microprocessors in the 1970s and digital signal processors in the 1980s. Today TI technology is used in a huge range of electronic devices across a broad set of markets, including industrial and automotive, as well as personal electronics, communication solutions and enterprise systems.