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Texas Instruments Investing $1 Billion To Expand Assembly/Test Facility In The Philippines

New facility will employ about 3,000 workers; will be built to strict environmental standards.

MANILA, Philippines – Texas Instruments (TI) announced Thursday it will invest $1 billion over 10 years on a new site to expand its assembly/test operations in the Philippines.

The 77,000 square meter site, within the Clark Freeport Zone, will employ approximately 3,000 workers and will double TI’s capacity in the Philippines.

Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2007, with initial production planned for the second half of 2008.

According to TI, the site will be one of the most environmentally efficient assembly/test sites in the world, featuring many of the environmental and energy design features that were first used by TI in the U.S. at its newest semiconductor facility.

The site will be the first ground-up facility to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) registered in the Philippines. The LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary U.S. standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings that assigns a score based upon a variety of factors, including the construction materials used, water and energy efficiency, waste recycling and indoor environmental quality.

TI, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has manufacturing, design or sales operations in over 25 countries.