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Profits for Dallas-based Texas Instruments are looking good – and it’s not from selling calculators. TI’s automotive business is growing faster than the rest of the company, thanks to selling microprocessors and car technology. 

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Texas Instruments is celebrating the North Texas man who made the integrated circuit – the microchip — possible. On Sept. 12, 1958, Jack Kilby, a TI engineer, invented the integrated circuit.

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For seven years, Texas lawmakers have funded STEM academies -- public schools stressing science, technology, engineering and math.  This fall, Plano ISD launches a variation on that theme -- the new STEAM Academy, with the "A" standing for arts.

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Dallas-based Texas Instruments has begun sending layoff dates to 1,700 employees , 500 of them in North Texas.

TI, which isn't closing any plants, announced the cuts to its worldwide staff two weeks, ago saying they are part of a strategic shift to refocus its wireless business.

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Sooner than later, Dallas-based Texas Instruments says your smart phone will also be a large-screen digital projector. It's hoping the experience will be like putting a movie theater into the palm of your hand.