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Texas Instruments TI-7000

Date of introduction:  1989 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  2.4" x 3.5" x 0.30"
 60 x 88 x 8 mm3
   
Weight:  1.1 ounces, 30 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  wk 23 year 1991
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Lubbock, USA
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Sharp LI-3152
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

We wrote the year 1989 when Texas Instruments started the US-built campaign. Together with the TI-7000 other models like the TI-7100, TI-7200, TI-7300 and TI-7400 were introduced for Wal*Mart and other discounters. And all carried the "Made in USA" logo. If you read the small printed on the back of the calculator you'll notice the sentence "With foreign and domestic components". If you opened the calculator before reading, you would pronounce the word "foreign"!

The TI-7000 appeared in a white housing with the "20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION" logo together with a revised TI-7100, TI-7200 and TI-7300.

In the meantime we discovered even a TI-7000 II manufactured in December 1994.

If you feel familiar with the TI-7000 - compare it with the original design introduced in 1988 with a different nameplate: TI-307

The last US-built calculator was the TI-7140. Don't miss the TI-8230 printing desktop calculator manufactured in the U.S.A., too.

The TI-7000 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated sales catalog CL-1233 dated 1994.

 

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.