Birth of an industry: Before the valley had silicon, Dr. Jack Kilby invented the semiconductor in 1958, and his employer, Texas Instruments, introduced the handheld calculator in 1967.
Would you like to play a game: Texas ranks second in the nation for computer and video game employment, with more than 13,600 people employed directly or indirectly by the industry.
Systems development: Employment in computer systems design has risen 60 percent in Texas over the last 10 years.
Producing programmers: The computer science program at The University of Texas at Austin is the largest top-10 ranked computer science program in the nation.
PC company birthplace: Dell Computers originated in Austin when Michael Dell was still a student at UT.
Your peers await you: Texas is home to over 17,600 technology firms, employing 203,700 workers with an average wage of $96,600.
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