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 874,450
people with an average annual wage of $71,500.
||Texas exported over
$24.4 billion in transportation equipment in 2013.
|Toyota and General Motors are the two largest auto
manufacturing employers in Texas.
||Texas is the top U.S. state for manufacturing exports
and value of shipments.
discovered at Rice University's Richard E. Smalley Institute for
Nanoscale Science and Technology, won three professors receiving
the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.