Texas Instruments TI-34

Date of introduction:  1996 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  10 + 2
Size:  5.6" x 2.8" x 0.45"    
Weight:  2.4 ounces Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 05 year 1998
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Malaysia
Precision:  12 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T7988
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 5.9 MByte)

This late TI-34 manufactured in Malaysia uses smaller solar cells compared to the original TI-34 introduced some years earlier. 

In 11 years of production we recognized in the meantime 5 different designs of the TI-34:

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Year 1987 1989 1991 1994 1996
Origin Taiwan Taiwan Malaysia Italy Malaysia
mth 07
yr 1987
mth 09
yr 1989
mth 08
yr 1992
mth 10
yr 1994
mth 05
yr 1998
Solar cells Large Large Small Medium Small
Function keys Red Blue Blue Red Red

Nevertheless this TI-34 with the old design was manufactured in May 1998 - the production of its successor started already in 1996. Don't miss the more stylish TI-34 assembled in China.

Fellow collector Nowm Watts reported recently a TI-34 with the same appearance manufactured in China. Its date code T-0892 suggest Toshiba as contract manufacturer! 


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Joerg Woerner, March 25, 2003. No reprints without written permission.