Texas Instruments has begun initial production at RFAB2, the company’s second 300mm wafer fab in Richardson, Texas.
RFAB1 started producing chips in 2009 and TI committed to building a second fab on the site in 2019 (see Texas Instruments closing two fabs, building one). RFAB2 is one six 300-mm wafer fabs TI is constructing or rebuilding
These include LFAB in Lehi Utah purchased from Micron Technology Inc. (see TI buys Micron’s Utah fab for $900m) and a $30 billion investment in four fabs in Sherman, Texas. Construction of the first and second fabs is under way, with production from the first fab expected in 2025 (see TI to build up to four new 300mm fabs in Texas).
RFAB2 is 30 percent larger than RFAB1. The two fabs together will offer more than 630,000 square feet of clean room space and at full production the fabs will produce 100 million analog chips per day.
“Our 300-mm wafer fab expansion plays an important role in TI’s future growth and in our ability to support customers’ demand for decades,” said Mohammad Yunus, senior vice president responsible for manufacturing operations. “I’m proud of the progress that’s been made and I’m looking forward to continuing to ramp 300-mm production in RFAB2 over the coming months.”
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