What simply occurred? Texas Devices introduced it’s going to construct 300mm wafer fabrication vegetation in Sherman, Texas, to sort out the rising demand for semiconductors worldwide. Building of the primary two vegetation will begin in 2022, with plans to ascertain a complete of 4 vegetation over time.
Texas Devices’ new vegetation will create many job alternatives and increase the corporate’s chip manufacturing operations within the US, rising its 300mm wafer manufacturing. If Texas Devices finally ends up filling all 4 slots for fabs, the semiconductor producer expects to create 3,000 direct jobs and make investments about $30 billion.
The development of those vegetation comes as a solution to the ever-increasing demand for semiconductors worldwide, which led to the continuing world chip scarcity that is ravaging the know-how and automotive industries. Nonetheless, the primary fabs ought to solely come on-line in 2025, so their merchandise will not assist a lot with the present drawback however ought to forestall conditions like this sooner or later.
“TI’s future analog and embedded processing 300-mm fabs on the Sherman web site are a part of our long-term capability planning to proceed to strengthen our manufacturing and know-how aggressive benefit and help our prospects’ demand within the coming many years,” mentioned Wealthy Templeton, chairman, president and CEO at TI. “Our dedication to North Texas spans greater than 90 years, and this resolution is a testomony to our robust partnership and funding within the Sherman group.”
Aside from the upcoming vegetation, Texas Devices already has a DMOS6 300mm fab in Dallas, Texas, and two 300mm fabs in Richardson, Texas: the RFAB1 and the virtually full RFAB2. The latter is predicted to begin manufacturing within the second half of 2022.
In addition to the Texas fabs, TI additionally just lately acquired Micron’s former 3D XPoint fab (LFAB) in Lehi, Utah, for $900 million. This plant ought to start manufacturing in early 2023.
Alongside Texas Devices, Samsung can be planning to construct a $17 billion semiconductor wafer fabrication plant in Texas. This plant, nevertheless, is supposedly focused at manufacturing 5nm wafers.