What types of products does Texas Instruments make?


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Texas Instruments makes calculators, including graphing, financial, scientific and basic versions, along with computer software, handheld technology for the classroom and inventory management. The company also produces apps for iOS devices and embedded processors and chips designed to improve battery life and accuracy of electronics made by other companies.

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Founded in 1951 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Texas Instruments remains the third largest manufacturer of semiconductors and the second largest manufacturer of chips for cellular handsets in the world, as of 2015. The company sold all its defense business to Raytheon in 1997, focusing instead on supplying chips to other businesses and on its own line of educational and supply-line products, which earned the company World Trade magazine's 2007 award for Manufacturer of the Year for Global Supply Chain Excellence.

Newer offerings from Texas Instruments blend high technology with a streamlined classroom focus. These lines include the TI-Nspire Technology that combines handheld devices with software, apps and a classroom management system that help students explore difficult math and science topics in a simpler fashion. The TI-Nspire Navigator systems allow teachers to connect every student in their classrooms, giving them the ability to perform real-time assessments, share files and monitor the understanding of each individual student from a single interface.

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