Semiconductors, also known as computer chips, are small electronic devices made of silicon, germanium, ceramics and petrochemicals. These tiny chips essentially serve as the brain for computer processing systems, used to process, store, sense and move data and signals. They are essential to virtually all modern industrial and technological industries.
Available and abundant state and local incentives
Proximity to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the hottest semiconductor manufacturing market in the country
Favorable tax structure and policies
Raw materials (silica, ceramics, petrochemicals) are either produced in the region or relatively close to the East Texas region
Abundant water resources
Numerous manufacturing education and training programs in the region, including LeTourneau University, Kilgore College, Texarkana College, Texas A&M at Texarkana and University of Texas at Tyler.