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mcgrathdylan
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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
mcgrathdylan   7/11/2011 8:11:22 PM
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I wish we could get our hands on more pictures. Obviously fabs are kind of squeamish about photography of the operation, and I was pleasantly surprised that TI provided these few shots.

qerqwe
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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
qerqwe   7/7/2011 10:40:36 PM
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MORE PICTURES PLEASE!

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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
yalanand   7/5/2011 9:02:46 AM
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@dylan.mcgrath, Thanks for the photos. Why can't you accompany some ee-time readers next time you go :). I am sure watching chip manufacturing unit will be unique experience for all of us.

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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
agk   7/4/2011 9:38:51 AM
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The clean room pictures are quite interesting to see.Are ceiling lights LED lights? Floor tiles are so good. The automatic conveyors looks charming.

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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
GREAT-Terry   7/4/2011 1:29:30 AM
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TI has the ambition to be the leader in analog market. Yep it is already, but it seems they would like to expand even further! How terrible it is after it totally monopolize the market. Only-TI-analog era is coming!

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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
howardsaz3   7/3/2011 2:27:58 PM
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Yep those are all our tools.. T.I. would have saved a boat load of money just keeping them in virginia. They could have purchased the buildings and everything else for an additional 12 million. As far as cutting edge...no, those tools will only perform to about 35nm critical dimension without a signifcant upgrade to the steppers.. at 65 million each.

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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
SudsSutherland   7/2/2011 5:08:36 AM
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Dylan, We have to get you out more ! Cheers, Loren

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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
BLinder   7/1/2011 10:15:55 PM
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Hats off to TI for their investment in the USA for a fab build-out. Their analog portfolio along with large format wafer site will for sure give them a competitive costing edge over the competition.... that is what business is all about!

mcgrathdylan
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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
mcgrathdylan   7/1/2011 9:41:31 PM
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TI folks were kind of cagey about the number of employees. Initially they said they would hire 250 (in 2009). They are still hiring. All I could get the fab manager to say is that there are hundreds of people on site, including contractors and full time employees.

joepaiii
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re: Photo gallery: Inside TI's RFAB
joepaiii   7/1/2011 9:00:44 PM
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There were more than pictures with the article... actually over four paragraphs of text. Might help to actually read the article before spamming a political slant.

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