When Samsung set out to find a home for its semiconductor manufacturing facility in the U.S., we knew that to build the chips that power Samsung's mobile phones, tablets and other electronic devices, we had to find thousands of smart and hardworking people to take on this complex project. This is how Samsung ended up in Austin, Texas.
Arrival in Austin: the first fabrication plant opens one year later
Second fabrication unit opens to manage increased product demands
Expansion to provide additional space for office, production and amenity needs
We are one of the largest and most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world
Samsung Austin Semiconductor is celebrating more than 20 years in Central Texas. Our site was mirrored after the Hwaseong semiconductor site in Korea. From a cornfield to one of the world’s best foundries, we have invested more than $17 billion and created $4 billion in economic activity for the greater Central Texas region. We’re proud that our employees and partners think of Samsung Austin Semiconductors as part of the fabric of this community. We know that our growth – and continued growth – could only happen with their support and enthusiasm. Below is a timeline of our impact in Central Texas and the semiconductor industry. We will continue to open new horizons in this digital era – where semiconductor chips smaller than a fingernail inspire the world to live better and learn better.