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. WATCH VIDEO
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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