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After 75 Years of Technology Leadership and Community Support, TI Continues to Make a Positive Difference

May 16, 2005

DALLAS (May 16. 2005) – As Texas Instruments celebrates its 75th anniversary today, the company is not only commemorating three-quarters of a century of technology leadership, it also is honoring its legacy of support for education and community service.

TI’s “four fathers” -- Erik Jonsson, Eugene McDermott, Cecil H. Green and Patrick Haggerty -- instilled a spirit of philanthropy and community commitment that still thrives at TI today. In North Texas, the company’s philanthropic efforts have had a significant and far-reaching impact as millions of dollars and millions of hours of volunteer time have been invested by the company, the TI Foundation and its North Texas employees.

“TI’s culture of innovation, ethics, integrity and inclusion are attributes we inherited from the company’s forefathers and successive generations of leadership and employees,” said TI president and CEO Rich Templeton. “The future is now in the hands of current TIers, and I am proud of how they have responded to this company’s legacy and continue to make a positive difference.”

For example, TI employees are regularly the area’s largest contributors to United Way, donating $3.4 million in 2004. Former TI chairman Erik Jonsson was instrumental in creating the organization in Dallas back in 1963.

Under the leadership of former chairman Jerry Junkins, the TI Foundation helped pioneer work on early childhood education that has now become a national model. The company has made important strides on other areas of education as well, working to develop programs that have a measurable impact, primarily in math and science, and can also be easily replicated. Included are many initiatives that reach female and minority students who might not otherwise excel in these core areas.

Another significant effort has been the company’s support for minority- and women-owned businesses. TI has spent more than $2 billion with women and minority owned businesses in the past 15 years based on a belief that a diverse supplier base is good for the company’s ability to compete as well as the economic development of its communities.

The TI Foundation has made significant grants to state universities including Prairie View A&M and University of Texas at El Paso on programs that will reach more minority engineering students. Other grant recipients have included Southern Methodist University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Paul Quinn College, Tarrant County Community Colleges, Texas State Technical College, Texas Tech University, Texas Women’s University, University of Houston, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas Pan American and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

TI’s early leaders were responsible for creating the institution that ultimately became the University of Texas at Dallas. They believed the region needed a top university to fill the need of the growing job market. Today, UTD is on a path to become a tier one research university.

More recently, TI has made a $1 million grant to Collin County Community College District to provide scholarships for students who plan to study engineering. The TI Foundation also made the first commitment to Rising Stars, a scholarship program that guarantees a two-year education to any Dallas County student in the top 40% of his or her high-school class with a financial need.

Education is not TI’s only focus of support. TI donated $500,000 to bring the Women's Museum to Fair Park in Dallas and sponsors the Classical Series of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The TI Founders IMAX Theater at The Science Place in Dallas offers a full array of education programming in IMAX format, and TI offers support and leadership to numerous other arts, cultural, health and human services organizations including the Dallas Museum of Art, the Dallas Arboretum and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas.

Bill Lively, of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, characterized Texas Instruments as “one of the world’s great companies. Over the years, TI’s success has resulted in thousands of jobs for Dallasites and people around the world, infused millions into the Dallas economy and – through its philanthropic support --encouraged and assisted important Dallas institutions.”

As TI prepares to mark the day in 1930 when TI’s founders filed incorporation papers, the company’s commitment to helping and supporting others remains as strong as ever.

“For 75 years, Texas Instruments has benefited from being headquartered in Dallas, one of the world's great entrepreneurial and business environments. We value our relationship with its people and our role as a corporate citizen and want to work to make Dallas even stronger during the next 75 years,” said Tom Engibous, chairman of TI.

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