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Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that designs and manufactures calculators, microcontrollers, mobile communication devices chipsets. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, TI is one of the top ten semiconductor companies worldwide.
The company was founded in 1930 by Cecil H. Green, J. Erik Jonsson, Eugene McDermott and Patrick E. Haggerty and by 1947 had become a major producer of diodes and other semiconductors. By the 1960s it was a major producer of transistors such as those used in portable transistor radios beginning in 1954 with the release of the Regency TR-1 radio.
In 1966 SX Micro-Controller was developed to enter the calculator market. In 1969, Texas Instruments released its first microprocessor chips. The TMS1000, which required few external components, was designed for a calculator and introduced in 1970 followed by the TMS1100 in 1971 which included more ROM and RAM.