Austin is one of the top locations for semiconductor companies to establish and grow their business. It has a highly skilled workforce, supportive business environment and high quality of life. Moreover, Texas is home to leading semiconductor industry manufacturers such as Intel, Samsung and Micron. These companies are key contributors to the Central Texas economy and have played a pivotal role in the success of our community.
Austin is a thriving hub for the semiconductor industry, with chipmakers such as NXP, Infineon and Ambiq Micro employing thousands of people here. Other Central Texas-based companies include Samsung Electronics, Micron Technology and Vorago Technologies.
The area has a strong reputation for technology-based businesses and has been designated as a "innovation hub" by the federal government. It is also home to the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown and Capital Factory, a startup accelerator, investment fund and co-working space.
Moov, a data-fueled marketplace for used manufacturing equipment, announced that it will open its second headquarters in Austin. It will occupy 3,527 square feet at 701 Brazos St.
Moov is also taking a big step toward eliminating the risk for manufacturers who buy and sell used equipment by adding a no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee to its offering. The policy was developed after hearing from customers, including those with billion-dollar market-cap public companies, who have suffered from equipment they bought that was faulty. Moov is the first company in the sector to offer this type of guarantee.
Austin has long been a center for semiconductor industry manufacturing, with companies such as Texas Instruments and NXP operating in the city. But a growing number of startups are also joining the fold.
OnSemi, Inc is a major manufacturer of discrete analog and standard logic devices. Its products are used in a variety of applications including automotive, communications, computing and industrial electronics.
ONSemi has a design and engineering center in Austin. Its products include energy efficient power management, analog, sensors and logic devices.
Its customers rely on ONSemi to deliver innovative solutions for their complex electronics design challenges. The company has a responsive supply chain and quality program, a robust compliance and ethics program, and a global network of design centers and manufacturing facilities.
The company is a spinoff of Motorola's Semiconductor Components Group and offers a wide range of discrete analog and standard logic devices. The company also manufactures chips for the automotive industry and has a presence in the industrial, medical, and aerospace markets.
Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. The company’s patented processes and tools enable near-atomic levels of precision, control and cost efficiency to transform possibilities into reality.
Throughout the world, Applied Materials delivers high-quality equipment and services to its semiconductor and display customers. Its technologies include ion implantation, oxidation/nitridation, etching, physical vapor deposition, chemical mechanical planarization, selective deposition and removal, and atomic layer deposition.
Its products are used to fabricate semiconductor industry chips and integrated circuits. The company also provides equipment for the production of LED and OLED displays.
Applied Materials has been based in Austin since 1993 and has more than 2,500 employees. Its Austin location has been a major contributor to the company’s overall growth. The company is expected to make multi-billion dollar investments globally to expand its manufacturing capacity between now and 2030, according to CEO Gary Dickerson.
The South Korean tech giant has been a longtime client of GSC, and we have been involved in the design and construction of their Austin campus since it was opened in 1996. It is Samsung’s largest manufacturing facility outside of its South Korea headquarters and employs over 3,000 people.
The company is one of several global semiconductor industry makers considering expanding in the state, including NXP Semiconductors and Applied Materials. The Biden administration has called for domestic chip manufacturing as a means to boost job growth and address the U.S.’s growing chip shortage, which has made it harder to produce products like smartphones and laptops.
Last year, Samsung announced plans to build a $17 billion semiconductor factory in Taylor near Austin. It would be the company’s biggest investment in the U.S. and would help it boost production of advanced logic chips used in devices, such as computers and phones.