By Andrea Guzmán
One of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, Micron Technology Inc., is considering the Austin area for a new plant to expand its chipmaking, the Austin Business Journal reported.
As the current global shortage of semiconductors carries on, Idaho-based Micron Technology plans to invest more than $150 billion in the coming decade to expand chipmaking capabilities. Investment in the new site is rumored to be at $40 billion, an amount that would far outpace Samsung’s.
This scouting for sites comes in the wake of a major development for chipmaking in Central Texas. In November, Samsung announced that it selected Taylor, Texas as the site of its $17 billion chipmaking facility.