TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CLARK FACILITY, CLARK FREEPORT ZONE
Texas Instruments Philippines (TI), the biggest semiconductor firm in the Philippines, opened its assembly and test facility in the former USA Clark Air Base in the Pampanga province in 2009.
This $1.5-billion facility occupies about 77,000 square metres and employs around 3,000 workers. The facility enables the company to assemble and deliver its analogue and embedded processing chips more rapidly to customers.
TI Clark has been awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification, distinguishing the site as the first of its kind in the Philippines.
The TI Clark facility incorporates many environmental and energy design features, including a highly reflective roof to reduce heat gain, and a section of vegetative roofing.
Low-emitting materials such as sealants, paints and carpeting were used for better indoor air quality, 40% of all construction materials were locally produced, and more than 20% of materials in the building were made from recycled content.
RLB in the Philippines provided quantity surveying services.