What happened now? Texas Instruments has announced the construction of a 300mm wafer plant in Sherman, Texas to meet the growing demand for semiconductors around the world. Construction of the first two plants will begin in 2022, with four plants planned to be built over time.
New Texas Instruments factories will Create many vacancies and the expansion of the company’s chip production in the United States, increasing the production of wafers with a diameter of 300 mm. If Texas Instruments fills all four plant slots, the semiconductor manufacturer expects to create 3,000 jobs and invest about $ 30 billion.
The construction of these factories is in response to the ever-growing demand for semiconductors around the world, which has resulted in an ongoing global shortage of microcircuits that is disrupting technology and car industry. However, the first factories should only appear on the network in 2025, so their products will not help much in solving the current problem, but should prevent similar situations in the future.
“TI’s future 300mm analog and embedded processing factories at the Sherman plant are part of our long-term capacity planning to further strengthen our manufacturing and technological competitive advantage and support our customers’ demand over the coming decades,” said Rich Templeton. Chairman, President and CEO of TI. “Our commitment to North Texas goes back over 90 years and this decision is testament to our strong partnership and investment in the Sherman community.”
In addition to future factories, Texas Instruments already has a 300mm DMOS6 factory in Dallas, Texas, and two 300mm factories in Richardson, Texas: RFAB1 and the nearly complete RFAB2. The latter is expected to start production in the second half of 2022.
In addition to the Texas factories, TI also recently acquired the former Micron 3D XPoint (LFAB) factory in Lehi, Utah for $ 900 million. This plant is due to start production in early 2023.
Along with Texas Instruments, Samsung also plans to build a $ 17 billion semiconductor wafer plant in Texas. It is assumed that this plant is targeting the production of 5nm wafers.