Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I celebrate the grand opening of Maxim Integrated Products Inc.'s new campus in Farmers Branch, Texas on March 23, 2012.
As a semiconductor company headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Maxim's presence in North Texas began in 2001 when it acquired Dallas Semiconductor. Maxim is an impressive Fortune 1000 business with annual revenues of $2.5 billion and approximately 9,300 employees worldwide, of which nearly 1,400 operate in Texas. The Farmers Branch campus will employ 800 people and is Maxim's second-largest site in the United States. It is the centerpiece for the design of integrated circuits and engineering as well as business management functions such as finance, marketing and customer service.
The 18.5-acre campus will be home to the 138,000 square-foot, employee-named Lone Star Building. The Lone Star Building will house 528 employees with the potential to accommodate a total of 650 people. The building is unique and features state-of-the-art, energy-efficient technology that includes automated lighting and control systems to reduce energy consumption by 37 percent. It also enjoys double-paned insulated windows with low e-coating, a chilled water air conditioning system and a roof that reflects heat.
Maxim has been active in the community by sponsoring the October 2011 Dallas Susan G. Komen ``Race for the Cure,'' with 80 employees participating. Through proactive environmental efforts, the site also recycled more than 90 tons of materials in 2010, including glass, cardboard, paper, metal, plastic and batteries.
Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the 24th Congressional District of Texas, I ask all my distinguished colleagues to join me in congratulating Maxim Integrated Products on the grand opening of its Farmers Branch campus. I am proud to represent Farmers Branch, and I am grateful for the hundreds of jobs the company provides to the North Texas community.
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