(SHERMAN, TEXAS) – Texas Instruments has selected the burgeoning city of Sherman, Texas, to host a 4.7-million-square-foot semiconductor fabrication plant to produce state-of-the-art, 300 mm wafers for use in consumer electronics and other purposes. The plant, which is slated to begin production by 2025, will employ more than 3,000 people and contribute billions of dollars to the Grayson County economy.
“Texas has developed a worldwide reputation for its pro-growth policies, highly adaptable workforce, and abundant natural resources, all of which played a crucial role in TI’s decision to make this massive investment in American manufacturing right here in Sherman,” said the city’s mayor, David Plyler. “Even among its peer cities in the Lone Star State, Sherman has both the infrastructure and quality-of-life that set it apart. We thank God that Texas Instruments has made the decision to locate in our growing, historic, and business-friendly community.”
Located just an hour north of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, Sherman has become one of Texas’s fastest-growing cities over the course of the last several years. Its proximity to both DFW and the Lake Texoma recreational area has made it a popular new hometown for Metroplex emigrants and out-of-staters alike. All of those trends are likely to accelerate in the wake of TI’s decision.
“Grayson County has never before seen a project of this scope and impact, and I thank God that He has brought Texas Instruments together with our local leaders, who have spent decades laying the groundwork to ensure that when an opportunity like this came around, we would be well-equipped to take full advantage”, said City Manager Robby Hefton. “This incredible Texas Instruments facility will help solidify Sherman’s place as the high-tech hub of North Texas.”
TI’s investment in Sherman will come in four phases over the coming years, with construction beginning in 2022 and production following by 2025. At full build-out, the fabrication plant will be the largest electronics production facility in Texas, and among the largest manufacturing plants of any kind in the United States.
"For more than 90 years, TI has been a member of the powerful 'Made in Texas' brand and we are proud that the company has chosen to continue its legacy of innovation in the Lone Star State," said Governor Greg Abbott. "In addition to bringing billions of dollars in capital investment and thousands of new jobs to North Texas, this historic expansion will keep Texas a national leader in semiconductor manufacturing while also strengthening the domestic semiconductor supply chain. I thank TI for choosing Sherman as the site for its four new semiconductor manufacturing facilities as we work together to keep Texas a global hub for innovation in advanced technology and manufacturing."
TI has operated a legacy manufacturing facility in Sherman since 1965, though the new facility will replace the existing operations with a new, much larger footprint. The company owns approximately 550 acres on the south side of Sherman, adjacent to US Highway 75.
"Our commitment to North Texas spans more than 90 years, and this decision is a testament to our strong partnership and investment in the Sherman community," said TI Chairman, President, and CEO Rich Templeton. "TI’s future analog and embedded processing 300-mm fabs at the Sherman site are part of our long-term capacity planning to continue to strengthen our manufacturing and technology competitive advantage and support our customers’ demand in the coming decades."