Dec. 5, 2022 /SemiMedia/ -- GlobalWafers announced that it broke ground on its Texas factory, which mainly produces 300mm wafers.

The 3.2 million-square-foot facility in Sherman, Texas, the first silicon fab to be built in the United States in more than 20 years, will address a critical shortage of domestic silicon supplies.

GlobalWafers originally planned to increase its wafer production capacity by acquiring Germany's Siltronic, but the transaction was opposed by regulators. Therefore, the company turned its location selection to the United States.

GlobaWafers said the factory will enter volume production within two years.