TI to build $3 billion fab

JULY 3–RICHARDSON, Texas–Texas Instruments will build a $3 billion fab in this Dallas suburb.

Groundbreaking for the new facility, which will produce DSP and analog-based SoC devices from 300-mm wafers, is scheduled for the end of 2005. TI already has a 300mm fab in Dallas which has been operational since 2001.

The new site is part of a collaboration involving TI, the state of Texas, and the University of Texas system, as well as local government and economic development bodies.

Financial analyst firm The Perryman Group estimates the new facility and UTD investment will generate as many as 75,000 jobs and $12 billion in total expenses for the region. The announcement also results in the university’s Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science receiving $300 million in funding.


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