Business Finance
Analyzing business strategies for Texas Instruments', Inc.

Question Description

Research the company on its own website, the public filings on the Securities and Exchange Commission EDGAR database (, in the University's online databases, and any other sources you can find. The annual report will often provide insights that can help address some of these questions.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:

Analyze the business-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the business-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.

Analyze the corporate-level strategies for the corporation you chose to determine the corporate-level strategy you think is most important to the long-term success of the firm and whether or not you judge this to be a good choice. Justify your opinion.

Analyze the competitive environment to determine the corporation's most significant competitor. Compare their strategies at each level and evaluate which company you think is most likely to be successful in the long term. Justify your choice.

Determine whether your choice from Question 3 would differ in slow-cycle and fast-cycle markets.

Use at least three (3) quality references. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.

Final Answer

Please feel free to ask for clarifications. Thank you.




Week 8 Assignment 3
Student Full Name
BUS499 Business Administration Capstone

Week 8 Assignment 3
Texas Instruments Inc. designs and develops semiconductors that it sells to manufacturers
and other electronic design organization globally. The company began its operations in 1930 and
had its headquarters in Dallas, Texas where it has most of its operations with its sale division
spread out globally across 30 countries (USSEC, 2017). The main segments that Texas
Instruments Inc. specializes in are in Analog and Embedded Processing where the company
generated approximately 90 percent of its revenues (Texas Instruments, 2017). The analog, as
well as the embedded processing markets, are still highly fragmented and as such Texas
Instruments Inc. faces and is likely to continue facing significant competitions globally from
many small and large companies as well as other broad-based and niche suppliers (USSEC,
2017). The report focuses on analyzing the business strategies that Texas Instruments Inc. uses in
the competitive sector. The analysis of Instruments Inc. provides a more in-depth look into the
intricacies of the organization's operations. It begins by looking at the business-level strategy
used by TI, the corporate level strategies, and finally focuses on the competitive environment and
market and market cycle that it operates in.
Business-Level Strategies
A business-level strategy can broadly be described as an integrated and coordinated level
of commitments and actions that an organization employs to get a competitive edge through the
exploitation of some core competencies in specific product markets (Hitt et al. 2013). The right
business strategy is described as the lifeblood of the organization which will ensure that the
organization can maintain a good relationship with its customers (Hitt et al. 2013). Texas
Instruments Inc. operation revolves around the designing, making, and the sale of

semiconductors to various businesses that includes product designers and manufacturers in
different parts of the world. The primary purpose of a business-level strategy is creating
differences in the organization's position with that of the competition. It enables the organization
to position itself separate from the competition, and the said organization has to decide as to
whether do things differently or carry out focus on different activities altogether, it, therefore,
defines the path that gives direction to the action that needs to be taken by management.
Texas Instruments Inc. relies on a differentiation strategy which is the approach taken to
develop good or services that their customer feel is different in a manner that is important to
them. The organization relies on the differentiation approach, and that is evident in the massive
investment that it makes in research and development. Product innovation is a critical aspect of
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