The founders of Texas Instruments—Eugene McDermott, Cecil Green, Erik Jonsson and Patrick Haggerty—shared a flair for enterprise and a dedication to improving the lives of others. TI today stands on the shoulders of these giants.
From its earliest days to the present, TI's
leaders have possessed remarkable vision, focus and a commitment
to the highest standards of business conduct. They have taken
risks, encouraged creativity and transformed ideas into innovations
that shape our world.
TI is also indebted to several other figures who
played key roles in the company’s early days
as Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI): H.
Bates Peacock, one of four GSI managers who
purchased the business in 1941; John
Clarence Karcher, a co-founder of GSI who pioneered
reflection seismography; and Everette
L. DeGolyer, who financed the creation of GSI