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Everything's bigger and better in Texas, as the saying goes. Texas Instruments (TI) has announced it's fixin' to build two silicon wafer fabrication plants there – and maybe another pair after that. The venerable company will soon break ground on a pair of new 300mm semiconductor wafer fabs in Sherman, in the northeast of the …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    And yet more fabs in the desert

    I'll stock up on the popcorn while waiting for the inevitable "Fabs in Texas starved for water" article that should show up in 2023.

    Mine's the one with the "Where to find water" manual in the pocket.

    1. Anonymous Coward
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      Re: And yet more fabs in the desert

      The bad winter storms in February this year revealed (to us in the rest of the world) that Texas has its own separate power grid, isolated from the rest of the US. Samsung had to shut production down in their Texas fab due to a lack of power. Will these fabs be at risk too?

  2. Steve Todd

    So what process node are these targeting?

    It's all very well saying that they are going to be using 300mm wafers, but without knowing what node they are targeting we have no idea what market segment they are after. There's a lot of demand for older nodes (12nm or larger), but these sound like 5 or 3nm given the cost and timescales.

  3. steelpillow Silver badge

    Texas is pwned!

    12 inch wafers, shirley?!?!?

  4. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

    Oh god, I'm getting old

    I read this bit "Work will commence in 2022, and production is predicted to commence in 2025 if all goes well." and it sounded like the far future of Science Fiction rather than just a few years down the line.

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