TI’s mobile chip market is (was?) our biggest customer here @ work.. dammit.
and God forbid if anyone of them voted bammey boy...
of course the govt workers go unscathed as usual...
Inventors of the integrated circuit. Exiting stage LEFT...
Forward all right, into the DITCH.
Into the Trash Bin???
Oh well, back to the atom.
This is merely a reflection of the overall economy.
TI has had excess inventory and a slowdown of orders for months. A large percentage of their manufacturing capability has been mothballed, waiting it out.
Now that 0 is staying in DC, we all know nothing is getting better soon, so its no longer enough to just idle machinery. This time, it’s human capital that has to be shed. They’re hunkering down for the long haul.
That’s too bad, because TI engineers are among the best and brightest, and very few voted the wrong way Nov. 6.
In 1996, as a consultant on TI sales of notebook computers, I was given a tour, along with 20+ other people, of advanced products one was a very cool tablet for reading books. At the time the CEO wanted to build products not just chips, after all one of their first great breakthroughs was a calculator. Why not computers? Why not tablets? He died suddenly and the next CEO killed that idea. Now they make only chips. Say good bye.