Texas Instruments Inc.

Overview

Texas Instruments Inc. is one of the world's oldest and largest semiconductor makers. The Dallas-based company is best known for its digital signal processors (DSPs), which are found in mobile phones, DVD players, automotive systems, and computer modems. The company also makes logic chips, microprocessors, microcontrollers, and display components.

According to its website, Texas Instruments is in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2003, the company developed the fastest digital signal processor.

Even so, Texas Instruments was hurt by the U.S. economic downturn of 2008-09 and it faces stiff competition from Freescale Semiconductor. TI, as it's sometimes called, laid off 3,400 employees in 2009.

Culture

Fortune Magazine named Texas Instruments Inc. as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America in 2010. Working Mother Magazine named it one of the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers in 2010.

The company began actively recruiting women in 2008. In 2009, 22 percent of its new hires were women.

Texas Instruments has a number of groups, which are open to all employees, including the: Black Employee Initiative, Women’s Initiative, Hispanic Employees Initiative Forum, and the Christian Values Initiative.

Recruiting


Texas Instruments Inc. has a number of career paths available to candidates including: digital signal processing, end-equipment solutions, technology and manufacturing, education technology, and high-perfomance analog.

The company has opportunities available for recent college graduates. Its Engineering Grads Program allows new graduates the chance to work alongside experienced professionals in the following divisions: analogy and mixed signal engineering, firmware, program management, linear product marketing management, system engineering, and failure analysis.



Facts & Resources


Employees:   26,000
Stock Quote   TXN
Company Site:   www.ti.com
Career Site:   Careers



Resources


Subsidiaries & Divisions


  • Luminary Micro Inc.
  • Chipcon AS
  • Amati Communications Corp.
  • Silicon Systems Inc.

Competitors


  • Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
  • QUALCOMM Inc.
  • STMicroelectronics NV

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