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Texas Instruments plans to outgrow both its rivals and the chip industry by betting megabucks on new technologies. These include:

BIGGER WAFERS

Cutting chip costs by moving up to 12-inch wafers

TINIER CIRCUITS

Shrinking transistors to 130 nanometers, 700 times thinner than a human hair

COPPER WIRES

Replacing aluminum circuits for zippier performance

LOTS OF NEW CHIPS

Unveiling 500 new analog designs this year

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