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 DALLAS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) today unveiled plans for a new facility in Dallas that will give the company one of the world's largest semiconductor wafer fabrication plants. Investment in the new facility will be done in phases through 1998 and is expected to total between $750 million and $1 billion.
 "These plans are in response to the growing worldwide demand for TI semiconductor products," said TI Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jerry R. Junkins. "TI's semiconductor business is growing faster than the industry, due primarily to our success in custom products. The new facility will be largely dedicated to advanced processors and other custom products, and to the integration of multiple functions and technologies on a single chip."
 The new facility will be called "DMOS 5." DMOS 5 will be attached to TI's existing DMOS 4 facility, which was built in 1984 and expanded in 1988.
 Phase 1 of the project, which begins today, calls for a 242,000- square-foot building that will house both production development and manufacturing operations. Phase 1 will cost $300 million and will employ about 250 people when fully operational in 1995.
 Phase 2 plans are for the manufacturing operation to more than double in size by 1998 with the addition of 382,000 square feet of space. By then, DMOS 5 will employ about 750 people.
 Combined, DMOS 4 and DMOS 5 will give TI one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturing complexes under one roof, with a total of more than 1 million square feet of space, including 142,000 square feet of Class 1 clean room area.
 The DMOS 5 facility will be the first of its kind for TI and one of the first facilities in the electronics industry to have a production development center, an equipment evaluation center, and a state-of-the- art manufacturing plant all inside one building.
 DMOS 5's production development center will speed the transition from research and development to high-volume production by fine-tuning prototype semiconductors with manufacturing equipment and processes. The resulting manufacturing process and specified equipment list then can be transferred to TI's manufacturing facilities worldwide.
 With this production development center, TI expects to cut in half its prototype-to-production cycle time. Cycle time, the time it takes from inception of a product to final delivery, is a deciding factor in determining effective competitors in today's marketplace.
 The facility's equipment evaluation center will give TI engineers a dedicated space for evaluating and testing equipment prior to approving it for use in high-volume manufacturing.
 DMOS 5 will produce semiconductors with dimensions as small as 0.25- micron, or 400 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair. Eventually, the facility will produce semiconductors with measurements as small as 0.12-micron, or 800 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. The semiconductors will be fabricated on 200-millimeter (8-inch) silicon wafers.
 DMOS 5 will incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies developed by TI in its Microelectronics Manufacturing Science and Technology program, including sensor-based process and wafer monitoring and rapid thermal processing.
 The entire complex will rank as one of the world's cleanest and most environmentally sensitive. Systems inside the plant will automatically clean the exhaust systems, recycle water, reprocess chemicals, and reduce energy consumption.
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 /NOTE TO THE EDITORS: Texas Instruments Incorporated, headquartered in Dallas, is a high-technology company with sales or manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. TI products and services include semiconductors, defense electronics systems, software productivity tools, computers and peripheral products, custom engineering and manufacturing services, electrical controls, metallurgical materials, and consumer electronic products./
 /CONTACT: Terri West of Texas Instruments, 214-995-3481/

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