Dallas-based Texas Instruments Inc. recently opened its first wafer fabrication facility (or "fab") in China.
The plant, located in Chengdu, China, includes an operating 120,000-square-foot fab that can support more than $1 billion in annual revenue and a 134,000-square-foot fab reserved for future production needs, according to the company.
Texas Instruments (TI) purchased the 200-mm manufacturing facility from Cension Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
"TI has been committed to serving the China market for 25 years," said Gregg Lowe, TI senior vice president for analog. "Increasingly, customers there are using TI's analog chips for the real-world functions in their electronic applications. This fab in Chengdu will strengthen our ability to support customers' growing requirements and deliver analog products when and where customers need them."