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Founded 1930, Geophysical Service; 1951, Texas Instruments. Provider of consulting and engineering services; manufacturer of computer components; electronic components; laboratory equipment; semiconductors.

From the description of Archives. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306188

Organized in 1930 as Geophysical Service, the company was formed to provide oil exploration services using the reflection seismograph. This technology used sound waves to look deep into the earth to search for oil deposits. By decade’s end, the company’s seismic crews were engaged by the world’s largest oil companies in virtually every major oil field.

Through reorganization, the oil exploration unit became a subsidiary named Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI). In 1941, the GSI subsidiary was sold to Eugene McDermott (cofounder of Geophysical Service) and key employees J. Erik Jonsson, Cecil H. Green, and H. Bates Peacock. In 1951, the company name was changed to Texas Instruments Incorporated, and in 1953, TI obtained its listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

The history of Texas Instruments is a history of meeting challenges: where the company has seen a customer need or an application where the power of technology could provide a positive solution, innovative technologies have been applied. For more than seven decades, Texas Instruments has been pioneering the technologies, systems, and products that are shaping our world.

Early developments include submarine-detection equipment (1941), the first commercial production of silicon transistors (1954), side-looking radar (1955), the integrated circuit (IC) (1958), thermal printing (1965), the electronic hand-held calculator (1967), thermocompression wire-bonding for IC assembly (1969), laser-guidance systems for missiles (1969), and the computer-on-a-chip (1971).

More recent developments include three-dimensional (3D) seismic data processing technology (1975), speech synthesis chips (1978), digital signal processors (1982), quantum-effect ICs that operate at room temperature (1993), and Digital Light Processing™ (DLP™) (1995).

The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with sales or manufacturing operations in more than 25 countries worldwide. Current businesses include semiconductors and technology. More information about TI is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com in the History of Innovation section.

From the guide to the Texas Instruments records A2005. 0025., 1900-1996, (DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University)

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referencedIn Kilby, Jack S., 1923-. Oral history interview with Jack S. Kilby [videorecording] / conducted by Donald E. Meyer for the History Committee of the AVS at the 44th Symposium, 1997 October. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Texas Instruments records A2005. 0025., 1900-1996 DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
referencedIn International Business Machines Corporation. Technical History Project. Oral histories, 1980-1991. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn J. Erik Jonsson papers A1998. 2191., 1881-1995, 1964-1995 DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
referencedIn McCombs, Holland. Holland McCombs papers, 1853-1991. University of Tennessee Martin, Paul Meek Library
referencedIn Business and industry -- Texas Instruments. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. Texas Instruments records, 1900-1996. Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library
referencedIn Raytheon Company. Semiconductor Division. Files kept to monitor the electronics industry, 1965-1986. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Jack Kilby papers A2006. 0032., 1923-2005, 1958-1970 DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics institutional history collection T-Z, [ca. 1883]-1989, (bulk 1960-1989). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Kilby, Jack S. (Jack St. Clair), 1923-2005. Jack Kilby papers, 1923-2005, bulk 1958-1970. Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library
referencedIn Baer, Ralph H. Ralph H. Baer papers, 1976-2009. The Strong, Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. Papers in the field of physics published by Semiconductor Exploration Laboratory staff members while at TI [Texas Instruments], 1959-1963. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. Texas Instruments TI-108 [realia]. Iditarod Elementary School
referencedIn Jonsson, Erik, 1901-1995. J. Erik Jonsson papers, 1881-1995 (bulk 1964-1995). Southern Methodist University, DeGolyer Library
referencedIn Mary Beth and Richard Hess technical manual collection, 1970-2000. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Sperry Corporation. Sperry Gyroscope Company Division. Records, 1910-1970. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. [Texas Instruments Incorporated. Central Research Laboratories] scientific and engineering papers published in 1963. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Jack S. Kilby Papers, 1878-2003, (bulk 1970-1998) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. Papers published 4th quarter 1962, and 1963, [Texas Instruments Incorporated] Energy Research Laboratory. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Raytheon Company Semiconductor Division Files Kept to Monitor the Electronics Industry, 1965-1986 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981. Oral history interview with John R. Woodyard, 1976 August 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. TI-30X IIB [realia]. Iditarod Elementary School
referencedIn Wharton School. Industrial Research Unit. Records, 1941-2001 (bulk, 1968-1988). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Green, Cecil Howard, 1900-. Oral history interview with Cecil Howard Green, 1994 October 17. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981. Oral history interview with John R. Woodyard, 1974 October 18 to 17 December 1975. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. Archives. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Directors of Industrial Research (U.S.). Records, 1929-1982. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Macdonald, J. Ross. Macdonald, J. Ross Papers, 1932-1989 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. Development of Physics at TI [Texas Instruments], 1964. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Macdonald, J. Ross (James Ross), 1923-. Papers, 1932-1989. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn J. Erik Jonsson papers A1998. 2191., 1881-1995, 1964-1995 DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
creatorOf Texas Instruments Incorporated. Research projects at [Texas Instruments Incorporated] Physics Research Laboratory, 1964. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Thomas, Earl, 1909-. Oral history interview with Earl Thomas, 1996 July 13. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn Kilby, Jack S., 1923-. Jack S. Kilby papers, 1878-2003 (bulk 1970-1998). Library of Congress
referencedIn Kilby, Jack S. (Jack St. Clair), 1923-2005,. Oral history interview with Jack S. Kilby, 1984 June 21. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Green, Cecil Howard, 1900-2003. Cecil H. Green papers, 1901-2003 1920-1993. University of Texas at Dallas. Eugene McDermott Library
referencedIn Papers, 1963-1970 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
referencedIn Sporck, Charles E. Interviews with pioneers of the semiconductor industry for the book SPINOFF : cassette tapes, ca. 1995-2000. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn J. Erik Jonsson papers A1998. 2191., 1881-1995, 1964-1995 DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University
creatorOf Adrema Maschinenbau. Trade catalogs of office supplies, 1910-1976. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Colley Associates drawings COLLE Accession number: 2008010., 1960s Alexander Architectural Archive, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.
referencedIn Macdonald, J. Ross Papers 90-211., 1932-1989 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
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associatedWith Baer, Ralph H. person
associatedWith Colley, Richard S., 1910- person
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associatedWith Green, Cecil Howard, 1900-2003. person
associatedWith International Business Machines Corporation. Technical History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Jonsson, Erik, 1901-1995 person
associatedWith Kilby, Jack S. (Jack St. Clair), 1923-2005 person
associatedWith Macdonald, J. Ross person
associatedWith Macdonald, J. Ross (James Ross), 1923- person
associatedWith McCombs, Holland. person
associatedWith Niels Bohr Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Raytheon Company. Semiconductor Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Sperry Corporation. Sperry Gyroscope Company Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Sporck, Charles E. person
associatedWith Texas Instruments Incorporated. Energy Research Laboratory corporateBody
associatedWith Texas Instruments Incorporated. Semiconductor Exploration Laboratory corporateBody
associatedWith Thomas, Earl, 1909- person
associatedWith Wharton School. Industrial Research Unit. corporateBody
associatedWith Whitehead, Frederick Allan, 1944- person
associatedWith Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981. person
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