Texas Instruments, better known in the electronics industry (and popularly) as TI, is an American company based in Dallas, Texas, USA, renowned for developing and commercializing semiconductor and computer technology.
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Chip IC Products include Solutions in Analog, DSP- Digital Signal Processing, Power Management, A/D Converter, Microcontroller based Systems, Mixed Signal Designs, Multiplexers and Thermal Management Solutions.
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TI produced the world’s first commercial silicon transistor in 1950, and designed and manufactured the first transistor radio in 1954. Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958 while working at TI’s Central Research Labs.
TI also invented the hand-held calculator in 1967, and introduced the first single-chip microcontroller (MCU) in 1970, which combined all the elements of computing onto one piece of silicon.
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Texas Instruments Embedded Portfolio Overview is made up of three sub-divisions: Wireless, Microcontrollers, and Processors
Embedded processors are the processing brains of electronics that gather inputs from analog chips and perform computational processing to operate a system.
A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, Dow Corning offers more than 7,000 products and services.
Silicone based products from Dow Corning
“Xiameter is a web-enabled global silicones supplier. With Dow Corning reliability, Xiameter offers more than 400 commonly-used products online”
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“Silicones have found use in HBLEDs for many critical needs – providing electrical and environmental protection, increasing light-extraction, minimizing heat build-up and forming lenses that provide options for specific light distribution patterns and intensities.”
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Silicones are polymers that include silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sometimes other chemical elements.
Silicone at Wikipedia
Frederick Kipping was the chemist who pioneered the study of the organic compounds of silicon (Organosilicons), and invented the term silicone.
You know that Silicones play an important role to electronics manufacturing. When you want to Insulate a Power Device from the heatsink, Silpad is used in place of Mica. In some situations, where a higher temperature is expected, Mica or Alumina is inevitable, but these are fragile.
Silicone shrink sleeves, Silicone Insulating Sheaths or Surfaces, provide good electrical insulation and Thermal stability to survive in the industrial environment.