With the boom of semiconductors globally, Texas Instruments is on the move for its mass production of the chips according to a Dallas Morning News article from October 3. They say,
“Texas Instruments’ new semiconductor chip plant in Richardson has begun production after two years in the making.
The Dallas-based company said the 300-millimeter wafer fabrication plant will ramp up “over the coming months to support the future growth of semiconductors in electronics.” Combined with an existing plant at the same location, TI expects the two facilities to manufacture more than 100 million analog chips a day for electronics.”
Of course, Texas Instruments itself is standing proud and excited to have their fabs finally operational especially since these fabs are specially built to contemplate one another according to a Dallas Innovates article from October 3. They say,
“We’re thrilled to see initial production running through our newest and largest 300-mm wafer fab, which is part of our investment to expand internal manufacturing capacity for the long term,” Kyle Flessner, SVP, Technology and Manufacturing Group, said in a statement. “This milestone is a result of close collaboration between our construction, facilities, and manufacturing teams and we’re excited to ramp output over the coming months to support our customers’ demand for years to come.”
The company said that the new fab is more than 30% larger than RFAB1, offering more than 630,000 square feet of total clean room space between the two fabs. Inside, 15 miles of automated, overhead delivery systems will seamlessly move wafers between the two fabs once they’re fully built out.
“Having these two fabs connected within one manufacturing site in Richardson provides great operational efficiencies and scale, allowing us to better support our customers,” Kyle said. “We’ve been in North Texas for more than 90 years and are proud of the great partnership we have with the Richardson community. This is an exciting time for our employees and all of North Texas as we continue to build semiconductor manufacturing excellence together.”
Their full production, once it operates, will be able to produce about 100 million analog chips that will be distributed globally.