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1930 The Texas Instruments was founded officially as GSI (Geophysical Service Incorporated), which deals with geological surveys for oil industry GSI 1951 the name change and became Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Changed his name and became Texas Instruments Incorporated.
1955 TI made the first infrared image
1964 TI is launching a new family of digital-logic devices (Series 7400) technology, TTL (Transistor-transistor logic), the wide variety of logic functions offered by these devices available, the decree will become a worldwide success standard adopted by most semiconductor companies.
1967 TI developed the first prototype of a pocket calculator. This is a project called Cal Tech and is represented by a calculator integrated circuits capable of performing the four basic arithmetic operations with a precision of 12 decimal places. The keyboard consists of 18 keys and the results of the calculations is displayed on a paper tape by a small built-in thermal printer. The Cal Tech, however, is not the first pocket calculator business model as the first pocket calculator, developed in collaboration with their IT, will be sold by Canon in 1970, the not insignificant price of $ 400 for that period.
1972 TI enters the market with the TI-2500 Datamath model, the cost of only $ 150. The calculator used for the first time a single chip to perform all math functions. The device is the ancestor of the modern microprocessor, the invention of which is attributed to both the RT to Intel.
1975 TI enters the market with quartz digital watches.
1978 TI developed the first
microprocessor for speech kicking off the first production of portable
language translators, and a line of teaching aids speakers including the
"Speak & Spell," or "Il Grillo Parlante" and immortalized in the famous
film Steven Spielberg, ET.
1981 TI debut in the world of home computers with the model equipped with a TI 99 TI 16-bit microprocessor, the TMS9900. The computer, equipped with a 13-inch monitor is designed to work with special boxes that contain magnetic memory management programs, entertainment or educational software and comes with an interesting voice module that can be used to reproduce stored documents. The market reaction to the launch of TI 99 is good but the initial price of the computer ($ 525) is still considered excessive. In the same year launched a major operation of commercial promotion and marketing that includes the involvement of schools and universities. The number of users of the TI 99 is growing rapidly and will grow the library of software available. Under the pressure of the increased sales volume and especially the increasingly fierce competition, the TI reduces the price of the TI 99 and only $ 299 in April 1982 appears to be the leading producer of home computer. In early 1983, TI will further reduce the price of his computer at $ 100 and sells its millionth copy distribution network now includes more than 20,000 stores around the world and are more than 2000 software packages developed.
1982 TI produced its first DSP (digital
signal processor), a microprocessor from highly specialized functions
that can run fast times in digital signal processing.