Texas Instruments Inc was incorporated in Delaware. Its operations began in 1930. The Company has two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing. Analog semiconductors change real-world signals - such as sound, temperature, pressure or images - by conditioning them, amplifying them and often converting them to a stream of digital data that can be processed by other semiconductors, such as embedded processors. Analog semiconductors are also used to manage power in every electronic device, whether plugged into a wall or running off a battery. Analog segment includes the following product lines: High Volume Analog & Logic (HVAL), Power Management (Power), High Performance Analog (HPA) and Silicon Valley Analog (SVA). HVAL products include high-volume integrated analog products for specific applications and high-volume catalog products. HVAL products support applications like automotive safety devices, touch screen controllers, low voltage motor drivers and integrated motor controllers. Power products include both catalog products and ASSPs that help customers manage power in electronic systems. HPA products include catalog analog products that it markets to many different customers who use them in manufacturing a range of products. HPA products include high-speed data converters, amplifiers, sensors, high reliability products, interface products and precision analog products that are typically used in systems that require high performance. HPA products generally have long life cycles, often more than 10 years. SVA products include a broad portfolio of power management, data converter, interface and operational amplifier catalog analog products used in manufacturing a range of products. SVA products support applications like video and data interface products, electrical fault/arc detection systems and mobile lighting and display systems. SVA products generally have long life cycles, often more than 10 years. Embedded Processing products are the "brains" of many electronic devices. Embedded processors are designed to handle specific tasks and can be optimized for various combinations of performance, power and cost, depending on the application. The devices vary from simple, low-cost products used in electric toothbrushes to specialized, complex devices used in wireless basestation communications infrastructure equipment. Embedded Processing products are used in many markets, particularly industrial and automotive. Embedded Processing segment includes the following product lines: Processors, Microcontrollers and Connectivity. Processor products include digital signal processors (DSPs) and applications processors. DSPs perform mathematical computations almost instantaneously to process or improve digital data. Microcontroller products are self-contained systems with a processor core, memory and peripherals that are designed to control a set of specific tasks for electronic equipment. Connectivity products enable electronic devices to seamlessly connect and transfer data, and the requirements for speed, data capability, distance and power vary depending on the application. The Company's trademarks include "Texas Instruments", DLP and OMAPTM. The Company is subject to environmental, safety and health laws and regulations in the jurisdictions in which it operate its business.