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Texas Instruments and Texas Instruments Foundation support Japan earthquake and tsunami relief

Contribution to American Red Cross matches TI employee, retiree donations

Mar 11, 2011

DALLAS, March 11, 2011 - Following the devastating earthquakes and tsunami in Japan, Texas Instruments (TI) and the Texas Instruments Foundation initiated support of American Red Cross relief efforts.

The Texas Instruments Foundation announced contributions of as much as $250,000 for the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund.  A $100,000 donation will be made initially, with another contribution of as much as $150,000 to match employee and retiree gifts through May 15, 2011.

"We were able to act quickly to provide an easy and effective way for compassionate TI employees and retirees around the world to give and support the relief efforts," said Trisha Cunningham, TI chief citizenship officer.  "Our hearts go out to the families and communities in Japan."

TI's Miho and Aizu sites and its Tokyo offices were affected by the initial magnitude 8.9 earthquake.  Employees at these sites were evacuated, and no injuries were reported. A fourth TI site in Hiji was not affected.  TI has about 2,100 employees in Japan.

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