Tipping the balance
"was offered an additional $10,000 bonus for creating jobs for US veterans."
I'm sure the 10 grand on top was what really sealed the deal!!
Taiwan's GlobalWafers announced on Monday a new use for the $5 billion it first earmarked for a purchase of Germany's Siltronics: building a 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer plant in the US state of Texas. Construction on the facility – which will eventually span 3.2 million square feet – is expected to commence later this …
What a great idea. I'm sure Texas has a lot of space, but what it doesn't have is water for an industry that is very thirsty.
1,500 jobs ? Maybe.
1.2 million wafers a month ? I don't think so.
There won't be enough water to satisfy the neeeds of all the chip plants that are being built in Texas.
Gotta start stockpiling the popcorn.
Sherman, TX isn't desert though: Most of east Texas becomes wetlands and bayou, and Sherman in particular sits right on the Texoma Reservoir of the Red River, which no doubt played a large decision in where to site it. The hope, of course, is that they have a plan to purify the wastewater and return it, rather than something idiotic and Texas-level environmental, like injecting it into empty oil wells.
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