For years, Texas Instruments - the leader in signal processing - has been giving the world a mind-boggling range of DSP and analog chips, winning accolades for their power, performance and quality.
In 1985, Texas Instruments started its operations in India, becoming the first multinational to set up such a facility here, and one of TI's largest R&D centers outside the US.
The initial activity of TI India was the development and support of proprietary Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software systems used for Integrated Circuit (IC) design by TI's semiconductor design centers worldwide. This activity included the development of applications for creating, simulating, testing and verifying both logical and physical IC manufacturing processes.
Since then TI India has grown to an organization which is about 900 strong.
1985: TI starts its operation in India
1989: TI India sets up a design center for mixed signal ICs - an extension of TI's existing mixed-signal design activities.
1990: The success of the mixed signal IC design center leads to the setting up of a design center for application specific products in 1990.
1995: Launch of a design center for Digital Signal Processor (DSP) cores for applications in hard disk drives by TI customers worldwide.
1998: Launch of the first DSP designed entirely in India by Indian engineers.
1999: Launch of xStream DSP technology for high speed printer applications and Monet, the world's first G.Lite CODEC.
2000: Launch of TMS320C2800 a DSP core optimized for control applications. TI India also announces the launch of the Damini family of mixed signal devices that support the emerging Digital Visual Interface (DVI) standard for high-speed interfaces to high-resolution digital displays.
2001: Launch of Pyramid: The SoC design system for world wide ASIC and all TI businesses, built for use with 130 and 90nm libraries.
2002: TI India starts OMAP competency centers in association with leading Indian companies to provide application platform design support to TI's global support customers.
Since early 2001, TI India has actively promoted TI's Third Party program and now has over 40 Indian partners working under TI's global Third Party program which enables local companies to reach out to international customers through TI marketing channels.
TI India also has an extensive University Relations program under which it works with several Indian universities. Through this program, TI India has helped to establish many DSP labs which train more than 1500 students in graduation and post-graduation studies every year. TI India also sponsors specific research projects for DSP / analog and provides fellowships to students.