20 most profitable tech companies
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12. Texas Instruments
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Another sign of how tough 2008 was for chipmakers: Profits at Texas Instruments, the fourth-largest semiconductor company, sank 27.7% to $1.9 billion, while sales fell 9.6% to $12.5 billion.
Last updated April 29 2009: 1:31 PM ET
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