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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 27, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Texas Instruments lays off New Texas October Page 3A COLLEGE STATION AP A shocked silence greeted news that Texas Instruments plan to weather a sharply depressed semiconductor industry did not include its College Station It was a shock when someone tells you your job is going site manager Ed Kuehn said after TI announced Friday it was closing two laying off more employees and rearranging its It was some he TIs College Station which employs about 250 will be shut down along with the firms 900person operation in El company spokesman Jim Bradbury said from TIs Dallas headquarters Itt the waferproduction facility at TIs Northwest Houston plant will close and be con solidated in Temple as the company tries to shave more than million from its operating Bradbury The job cuts bring to the number of layoffs the company has been forced to make since the year he After the latest TI will employ about I cant speculate on whether there will be further cuts in Bradbury What we really need is an improvement in the semiconductor The layoff news followed another quarter of depressed earnings for the Dallasbased elec tronics The company announced a thirdquarter loss of or per compared with net income of or per in 1984s third Excluding charges for plant closings and em ployment the thirdquarter loss would have been 76 cents per Tl Chairman Mark Shepherd Net sales billed for the three months ended 30 were down 16 percent from last years third and Shepherd attributed that loss to sharply reduced volume and lower prices for During 1985s first nine net sales billed were down 12 percent from the same quarter of Yeartodate net loss was or per compared with net income of or per in the first three quarters of In addition to the TI will defer for at least six months wage and salary increases that would have taken effect in the first half of Shepherd We understand the personal impact of this decision on Tiers throughout the but we believe this is a necessary step to keep operating costs under tight control during this difficult he Charges for TIs writedown of manufacturing capacity and other plant consolidations weighed heavily on the companys third quarter earnings and current market conditions indicate that these actions will not return the company to profitability in the short Shepherd Last United Technologies announced that it was closing its Mostek a semiconductor producer headquartered not far from after months of piecemeal Shepherd TIs balance sheet remains and financial resources are adequate to support our Tls cash balance at the end of the third quarter was compared with million at the end of this years second quarter and million at the end of Although the College Station and El Salvador plants will be TIs Northwest Houston plant will lose only its wafer division and will still house a geophysical systems Bradbury The closings and consolidations will begin during the fourth and 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