Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Stock

Texas Instruments is traded under the ticker symbol TXN.

TI's stock exchange listing is The NASDAQ Global Select Market. TI transferred its listing to NASDAQ, effective January 1, 2012, and TI stock (TXN) began trading as a NASDAQ-listed security on January 3, 2012 – the first trading day of the year.

TI was listed on The New York Stock Exchange from October 1, 1953, through December 31, 2011.

TI stock was first traded on October 1, 1953, on the New York Stock Exchange.

TI stock can be purchased through a stockbroker, bank, credit union or other financial institution or online service that provides brokerage services. In addition, TI stock may be purchased through a direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan sponsored and administered by Computershare Trust Company, N.A. For information on this plan, Computershare CIPSM, contact our transfer agent, Computershare, directly as listed in the question below.

Yes. Computershare CIPSM is a direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan sponsored and administered through our transfer agent, Computershare. For more information, please contact Computershare at:

Stockholder correspondence:
Computershare CIP
c/o Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P. O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000

Include your name, address, account number, company name (as shown on your statement) and daytime phone number on all correspondence.

Overnight correspondence:
Computershare CIP
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone:
Toll Free: 800-981-8676 (U.S. and Canada)
Phone: 312-360-5151 (outside U.S. and Canada)

Website:
www.computershare.com/investor

Please note that all transactions online shall be subject to the additional Investor Centre Terms and Conditions.

Contact our transfer agent, Computershare. For questions about transfers, address changes, or other questions regarding your stock certificates, Computershare can be reached at:

Stockholder correspondence:
Computershare
P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233-5000

Overnight correspondence:
Computershare
462 South 4th Street, Suite 1600
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone:
Toll Free: 800-981-8676 (U.S. and Canada)
Phone: 312-360-5151 (outside U.S. and Canada)

Website:
www.computershare.com/investor

For online inquiries:
https://www-us.computershare.com/investor/contact

As of 12/31/2019, there were 932,031,558 shares of outstanding TI common stock.

Yes, TI currently pays a quarterly cash dividend per share of common stock. See dividends for the current dividend and more details.

TI has had eight stock splits in its history. See stock splits for more details.

TI daily stock price is listed with a minimum 15-minute delay under stock quote. Please note the disclaimer regarding the information listed. Historical information is available at stock price history on a split-adjusted per-share basis from 1972 to the present. If you need pre-1972 TI stock prices, contact Investor Relations at 214-479-3773.

Financial

Texas Instruments operates on a calendar-year basis, so our fiscal year ends December 31.

See the webcasts section of the Investor Relations website.

Our next meeting will tentatively be April 22, 2021.

Ernst & Young LLP, Dallas, Texas.

Company

1930. The company was founded as Geophysical Service, the first independent contractor specializing in reflection seismograph method of exploration. The name was changed to Texas Instruments Incorporated in 1951, with Geophysical Service Inc. (GSI) becoming a wholly owned subsidiary.

TI was incorporated 12/23/38 in Delaware.

View online information about TI.

For company information, semiconductor support, or calculator and educational technology support, contact us.

Our last acquisition was National Semiconductor in September 2011.

We suggest you begin with the investor overview of the Investor Relations website. You should also view the most recent capital management strategy presentation, or listen to the webcast.

In addition, information can be found in the most recent TI annual reportsquarterly earnings releases, and the most recent annual Form 10-K and quarterly Form 10-Q.

Finally, webcasts of earnings conference calls, TI executives' remarks at investor conferences, the annual meeting of stockholders and the annual update to our capital management strategy are typically webcast live, with archived replays available on our website for a limited period of time.

Governance

We look for the most qualified candidate. Breadth of experience, the ability to make independent, analytical inquiries and diversity (viewpoints, gender and ethnicity) and standards of integrity are some of the items we consider. The board's current size is within the desired range as stated in the board's Corporate Governance Guidelines.

The board prefers a mix of background and experience among its members. The board does not follow any ratio or formula to determine the appropriate mix. Rather, it uses its judgment to identify nominees whose backgrounds, attributes and experiences, taken as a whole, will contribute to the high standards of board service at the company. The board actively seeks women and minority candidates for the pool from which board candidates are chosen. Maintaining a balance of tenure among the directors is also part of the board’s consideration. Longer-serving directors bring valuable experience with the company and familiarity with the strategic and operational challenges it has faced over the years, while newer directors bring fresh perspectives and ideas. To help maintain this balance, the company has a mandatory retirement policy, pursuant to which directors cannot stand for election after reaching age 70. The effectiveness of the board’s approach to board composition decisions is evidenced by the directors’ participation in the insightful and robust, yet respectful, deliberation that occurs at board and committee meetings, and in shaping the agendas for those meetings.

The lead director model formalized an approach we had in place for a long time, that of an independent, presiding director whose responsibilities and authority were very similar to those of a lead director. Previously, the presiding director rotated between the Committee chairs and could change each meeting, depending on the board's agenda. Now, the lead director is the same at each meeting.

We have had an Ethics Office since 1987. Through this office, any employee anywhere in the world can raise an issue on any subject and remain anonymous if they wish. The Ethics Director will involve the right people to investigate and address the issue.

In addition, we have an accounting and audit hotline that allows anyone to communicate a concern regarding an accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matter to the Audit Committee of TI's board of directors.