Advanced Technology & Manufacturing
The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing cluster is made up of three
sub-clusters: nanotechnology, semiconductors, and automotive manufacturing.
Texas' world-class universities and research facilities, highly trained
workforce, strong government and private business support, and a thriving
business climate make Texas a national and global leader in all three
|Texas is the birthplace of the integrated circuit,
invented by Texas Instruments' Jack Kilby in 1958.
||The Texas manufacturing industy
employs nearly 874,000 people with an average
annual wage of $64,000.
||The Texas motor vehicle
industry exported $18.4 billion in goods in 2012.
|Toyota and General Motors are the two largest auto
manufacturing employers in Texas.
||In 2012, Samsung announced a $4 billion investment to
expand production capacity at their Austin semiconductor
discovered at Rice University's Richard E. Smalley Institute for
Nanoscale Science and Technology, won three professors receiving
the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.