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Money for Nothing
The Texas record on "enterprise funds" is even worse than meets the eye
"...The fund's original purpose was to keep semiconductor firm Sematech from taking Texas jobs to its facilities in Albany,..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Women and Children Last
When it comes to sharing the wealth, Texas has its priorities top-down
"...Austin out in a jam. It kept New York-bound Sematech anchored in Austin and, more recently, helped seal Freescale's..."

April 15, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Getting School to Work
Aided by an infusion of new tax dollars from high-tech and other industries, Del Valle ISD finds success by investing heavily in school-to-career programs.
"...and the names of some officials at AMD and SEMATECH have become inextricably linked with Del Valle ISD. Their..."

Dec. 31, 1999 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Enterprise Fund Carrying Too Many Ones?
TPJ accuses Perry of over-inflating impact of TEF
"...move to the state. In Austin, Home Depot, Samsung, Sematech and HelioVolt have all received grants. In a press..."

Jan. 27, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Pecan Street Project
Austin and AE form high tech partnership for the next big challenge in clean energy
"...the ultimate goal would be to create something like Sematech," observed Shade, who was involved with the 2001 launch..."

Oct. 3, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The Mayor's Task Force on the Economy is not completely clear on the concept.
"...was, at most, only partly spawned by MCC and Sematech, or the availability of cheap water and power, or..."

April 18, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Clean Energy: Austin's Next Boom?
A Preview of Clean Energy Potential in Central Texas
" the mid to late Eighties, "when the whole Sematech/MCC consortium was coming about, before anything was really here,..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Courtney Barry

Dogged Doggetts
Lloyd and Teresa Reveal What's In a Name
"...vocal push for ethics reform -- which nearly got Sematech funding axed in retaliation -- should show us that..."

Oct. 25, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Let Them Eat Cake
The Return of Tax Giveaways
"...waivers and utility upgrades, like the $31 million package Sematech got from the city in 1987...."

May 5, 1995 News Feature by Alex de Marban

"...more than 20-year presence in Austin, the incredible shrinking Sematech research consortium is pulling up stakes for good and..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature

Brewster McCracken Drops Out of Mayor's Race
Says going forward not in city's best interest
"...model Pike Powers led Austin through the MCC and Sematech efforts that rebuilt our economy – and he did..."

May 11, 2009 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Municipal Death Match!
With five council seats open, mayor and Place 1 look like the headliners
"...– every chance he gets. He compares it to SEMATECH, a semiconductor research concern Austin fought to host in..."

Feb. 13, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

AMD Not Budging Under Pressure to Reconsider Move
Enviro groups, public officials still pitching an eastern option
"...has been the logic behind companies, including Freescale, Motorola, Sematech, and (so far) AMD, locating in what some call..."

June 3, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Naked City
Some companies never learn ...
"...(the latter received city incentives to move downtown); Dell, Sematech, IBM, and others have simply chosen nonaquifer locations without..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Austin @ Large: The Fall Season
Will the City Council schedule bring breakout hits or fabulous flops?
" Home Depot, and likely soon to Son of Sematech and Freescale Semiconductor, and investing in transit-oriented redevelopment (not..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Suffer the Little Children
The Lege cutbacks to CHIP and social services have little to do with fiscal conservatism
"...Enterprise Fund to the needy corporations that make up Sematech. Yet there remains some $469 million in federal fiscal..."

April 9, 2004 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
Always count on the Texas Legislature to remember: The gold rules
"...dispense additional financial lagniappes to indigent corporations like Toyota, Sematech, and Boeing...."

May 9, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...techies. The Empire State capital recently landed the new Sematech North outpost of the Austin-based tech consortium and is..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Drought? What Drought?
"...Mgmt. Research Inc.183,588,10018,540,200 (Nov. 00) Abbott Labs105,614,00022,088,700 (June 01) Sematech (Consortium of semi-conductor companies) 99,587,20010,835,200 (May 01) Multilayer Tek..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Isn't It FABulous?
Austin considers a $95 million incentives package for AMD
"...single most important potential investment in this community since Sematech," the chamber's Susan Dawson said of the high tech..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Hot Corners: Land Use, Light Rail, and Smart Growth
"...undeveloped. There are, of course, major employers like AMD, Sematech, and Tokyo Electron, but their plants out here are,..."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council Watch
The council approves on first reading an East Austin apartment complex 500 feet away from a plant where toxic chemicals are stored, but some council members are promising to scuttle the project if it comes back for final approval.
" the heart of an industrial zone dominated by SEMATECH, Praxair Distribution, and Advanced Micro Devices. But the council..."

June 30, 2000 News Column by Kevin Fullerton

Austin At Risk
Tech leaders look for solution to Austin's growth problems
"...the now-quite-absurd hoopla over quaint artifacts like MCC and Sematech, may feel we gambled our future on technology and..."

May 12, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Duke Still Had It
"...manager. Dell doesn't look here for prospects. And Motorola, Sematech, and IBM hire locals to work 12 hours changing..."

May 14, 1999 Column

Barrientos Misrepresented
"...manager. Dell doesn't look here for prospects. And Motorola, Sematech, and IBM hire locals to work 12 hours changing..."

May 7, 1999 Column

From Leftist to Left-ish
The "Real" Garbage Can
"...controversial and misunderstood by Republicans; they describe initiatives like [SEMATECH] as corporate welfare since they involve helping out the..."

Oct. 9, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Job Training: Boon or Bust?
"...Company spokespersons dispute that claim. Miller Bonner of SEMATECH found 14 manufacturing technicians with Montopolis addresses, out of..."

March 27, 1998 News Feature

Place 6 Goes for the Jugular
"...listed among Mitchell's four largest clients -- along with Sematech, Jamitch Enterprises, and Huston-Tillotson College. "We don't see that..."

May 30, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Election Aftermath
Bathing in Napalm
"...sparked a retaliatory threat to cut funding for the Sematech consortium. And with the Republicans retaining control of the..."

Nov. 8, 1996 News Feature

The EUD's Last Good Years
We're Gonna Party Like It's 1997...
"...many businesses and manufacturing plants that surround them, including Sematech, AMD's FAB 25 plant, a health department rehab center,..."

Feb. 23, 1996 News Column by Louisa C. Brinsmade

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