Texas Instrument to close plants in Houston, Japan

Jan 23, 2012

(AP) -- Texas Instruments plans to close computer-chip factories in Houston and Japan in a cost-cutting move that will lay off about 1,000 workers.

The company announced the cutbacks Monday in its fourth-quarter earnings report. The results topped .

The represent about 3 percent of the 34,800 workers that Texas Instruments employed as of Sept. 30.

Closing the factories in Texas and Hiji, Japan, will save Texas Instruments about $100 million annually. The closures are scheduled to occur within the next 18 months.

will absorb $215 million in charges to pay for the closures. About $112 million of that amount was recorded in the fourth quarter. The remainder will be scattered through 2013.

Both of the plants have been operating for more than 30 years.

Explore further: EU Parliament votes to break up Google

5 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Texas Instruments says past 'shallow downturn'

Jan 24, 2011

(AP) -- Texas Instruments Inc. on Monday posted fourth-quarter results that narrowly topped forecasts, and the chipmaker said it is now past a "short and shallow downturn" that hit in the second half of last ...

Texas Instruments 2Q profit falls 56 percent

Jul 20, 2009

(AP) -- Chip maker Texas Instruments says its second-quarter earnings fell 56 percent from a year ago, clipped by a weak economy that the company expects will "take some time" to strengthen.

Texas Instruments lowers 4Q outlook

Dec 09, 2011

(AP) -- Semiconductor maker Texas Instruments Inc. lowered its outlook for its fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, saying demand had weakened for a variety of products that use its chips.

Recommended for you

EU Parliament votes to break up Google

Nov 27, 2014

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for the break-up of Google Thursday in a largely symbolic vote that nevertheless cast another blow in the four-year standoff between Brussels and the US Internet ...

Toyota finds new air bag issue, recalls more cars

Nov 27, 2014

Toyota Motor Corp. recalled more than 40,000 vehicles in Japan on Thursday as part of a worldwide scare over defective air bags and is investigating a new type of air bag problem that could lead to further recalls.

Netflix sues Yahoo CIO for alleged kickbacks

Nov 26, 2014

Netflix is suing a former company vice president who is now chief information officer at Yahoo, accusing him of receiving money from vendors he hired to work with the video streaming company.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.