Taking the Pulse at Texas Instruments

CEO Templeton discusses the company's desire to capture even more of the analog chip market and hints at future involvement in advanced medical devices

The future's looking pretty good at chipmaker Texas Instruments. As the main chip supplier to the makers of cell phones, it has enjoyed steadily growing sales in recent years, from $12.6 billion in 2004 to $14.3 billion last year, while profits have zipped along from $1.8 billion to more than $4 billion over the same period.

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