Texas Instruments Still In Business

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  1. Cheese

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    How are they still alive. What do the make anymore. Someone told me mircochips, but is that still true? What abouy IBM? They still a big dog. All I ever hear about is HP, Intel, Dell, Samsung, Apple, but nothing about TI or IBM and yet they still doing good. How come?
     
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  2. Guestx

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    Haven't Texas Instruments been all about their calculators for years?

    Even in high school I couldn't have told you anything else they do.
     
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  3. Peteyandjia

    Peteyandjia Iridescent Algae Staff Member Forum Administrator Senior Moderator Administrator

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    I surf the web & use sherdog exclusively on my Commodore 64.
     
  4. RawHawg

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    Great memories of their calculators in school and showing friends how you could spell "boobies"
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    Gateway (computers) is buying them all up.
     
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    There's this thing called the internet. You can look up companies there.
     
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    They're literally the only graphing calculator you see kids use in high school is how and most schools ONLY buy their calculators and all the textbooks are written to use the Texas Instruments way of doing shit.
     
  8. Guestx

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    It's interesting how they basically just came in and established a monopoly.
     
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    We might have to file a class action lawsuit due to that monopoly they seem to have
     
  10. Gregolian

    Gregolian .45 ACP Platinum Member

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    To be fair their graphic calculators especially compared to others on the market are ridiculously easy to use.
     
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    DLP projectors?

    Texas instruments probably make the digital projectors at your local cinema

    From wiki:
    DLP technology is used in DLP front projectors (standalone projection units for classrooms and business primarily), DLP rear projection television sets, and digital signs. It is also used in about 85% of digital cinema projection, and in additive manufacturing as a light source in some printers to cure resins into solid 3D objects.

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    I think they’re into a lot of technology we aren’t necessarily aware of as rank and file consumers. Shame they took over the handheld calculator market from HP. Vastly inferior. I use an 80’s HP calf for crunching numbers.
     
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    I did a job, rather the company I work for did a job down at Texas Instruments in Dallas around 1990. Everything is locked down tight as fuck. People joke about calculators but those fools have been doing classified work for the government for decades. Everyone that worked on that job had to have security clearance just to get to certain areas and perform work. Some weird things were going on down there. There was a pizza delivery driver that delivered pizzas down there to one of the buildings and the pizza delivery guy had to have security clearance.

    When we started the job we had a guy spill a bottle of water on the floor that he had on top of a ladder. He climbed down and started cleaning up the water and the Texas Instruments people shut down the entire floor and kicked everyone out until it was cleaned to their specifications. I'm not even making this shit up. Texas Instruments has been responsible for revolutionizing the world in various ways. you ever heard of Jack Kilby?

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    That old guy was on the team that gave us integrated circuits. In other words, the entire computer/information age of technology was launched because of that old dudes work at Texas Instruments in 1958.

    Jack St. Clair Kilby (November 8, 1923 – June 20, 2005) was an American electrical engineer who took part (along with Robert Noyce) in the realization of the first integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments (TI) in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on December 10, 2000.[1] To congratulate him, American President Bill Clinton wrote, "You can take pride in the knowledge that your work will help to improve lives for generations to come."[2]

    Anyway, most of the areas at Texas Instruments we couldn't even get near because of clearance and we had escorts everywhere. Pretty intense for a calculator company.
     
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    It's amazing that they still get $100 for TI-83's.
     
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    When your only competition is Casio....
     
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    my dad worked at TI for a long time. They sold they're defense portion a long time ago in 97? Still the worlds largest analog technology components maker in the world
     
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    They make car key encrypted microchips.

    I only found this out when I lost my truck key and even a knock off was $85.
     
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    That sounds about right, one of my uncles innthe defense projects group left about that time, the other(inventor of dlp, left much later
     
  19. Peteyandjia

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    What I imagine most people think of when they hear 'Texas Instruments':



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  20. 560ti

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    This. I work for there fitness department at there Dallas HQ. There current finacial situation is the best it's been in 15 years.

    Raytheon is still located at there HQ and they do tons of military contracts. There integrated circuit building manufacturers/designs the chips and then sells them to other companies (these chips are literally the basis of EVERYTHING electronic). There legal department makes them assloads of money since they have tons of patents due to striking first on alot of designs.

    Here's an article about there recent success. Shares went up almost 30% in 2017 alone https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/13/cramer-if-you-want-to-sleep-at-night-buy-texas-instruments.html
     
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