TI Breaks Ground on New Semiconductor Chip Fab
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) reported a $3 billion, 1,000,000 ft² semiconductor chip fab that will add thousands of jobs to the city's workforce. Initially, the new jobs will come during the year-plus construction phase and later grow as the staffing of the plant gears up to 1,000 workers at full capacity production. However, the jobs will also come as companies locate or expand to take advantage of the business opportunities created by the new 300 mm chip manufacturing operation.
Construction of the TI fab is expected to take from 12 to 14 months.