Semiconductor giant Texas Instruments has announced plans to expand its presence in Tucson with the construction of a new manufacturing plant.
The facility will go up on a currently vacant 8.2-acre site at the southwest corner of Craycroft Road and Broadway Boulevard inside the Williams Centre business park.
The announcement comes after talks with both City of Tucson and State of Arizona officials, resulting in a series of incentives packages allowing for a reimbursement of impact and permit fees valued at nearly $460,000.
In a statement, Arizona Governor Douglas Ducey said the Dallas-based company’s decision to build a new Tucson plant is a “huge win for southern Arizona and just the latest in a series of positive developments for our state’s thriving economy.”
Designing chips for such products as portable medical devices, smart phones, and MP3 players, Texas Instruments acquired for $7.6 million the former Burr Brown Research Corporation in Tucson in the fall of 2000, moving into that company’s headquarters at 6730 South Tucson Boulevard.
It relocated into facilities once operated by the online service provider AOL at 5411 E. Williams Boulevard a decade ago.
The new Texas Instruments building will have four floors and will measure around 125,000 square feet.
By Garry Boulard
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