TI wasn’t always in the semiconductor business. We started out as a small oil and gas company in 1930, then focused on defense systems electronics in the late 1940s. With the invention of the integrated circuit in 1958, TI entered the semiconductor business, devising microprocessors in the 1970s and digital signal processors in the 1980s. Now we’re a global Fortune 500 technology company with more than 40,000 patents to our name.
TI technology is at the heart of all things electronic. We focus on developing analog chips and embedded processors, which account for more than 80 percent of our revenue. After all, there isn’t an electronic device on the planet that doesn’t require an analog chip and most require an embedded processor. We also produce TI DLP® technology and education technology products.
Analog products connect the physical and the digital worlds –turning signals like sound, pressure, temperature, humidity and light into digital 1s and 0s to be used by electronic devices – and translating that data back to information we interact with in the real world. These chips, including data converters, power management and other devices, can extend and optimize battery life, improve accuracy, sense conditions like humidity and temperature and much more.