TI to focus more on broadband


Texas Instruments’ despite its best efforts is not making enough money in the hot market for broadband related chips. Or so was the message at company’s analyst day, according to analysts. But TI wants to change that, and will work on boosting its profitability. For instance, it will make major efforts to become a big player in the embedded wifi chips for cell phones business, refocus on the residential gateways, and of course the set-top boxes. At present broadband accounts for about 4%-to-5% of company’s semiconductor revenues, up around 70% in 2003, and up around 45% in 2004. In the first quarter 2005, broadband related chips brought in around $125 million

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