April 16, 2020 at 07:13 pm
Texas Instruments has donated $250,000 (around P12.5 million) to support COVID-19 relief efforts in the Philippines.
TI’s donation will help support the needs of frontline medical workers, including personal protective equipment (PPE), and provide food aid to communities around Baguio City and Clark Freeport Zone where its two factories are located.
“TI has always been committed to building stronger communities, ever since our founding,” said Sarjit Kaur, managing director of TI’s factory in Clark.
“Our employees in the Philippines have engaged with local students on science, technology, engineering and math tutorials and plastic recycling. During typhoons and earthquakes, TI and its employees worldwide have reached out to assist the community’s recovery efforts. We have always strived to be a good neighbor – and helping our neighbors has never been more important.”
In the early stages of the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, TI employees quickly sourced and donated 600 cleanroom bunny suits, 200 booties, and 11,000 vinyl gloves to local hospitals in Baguio, Angeles, and Mabalacat to help protect medical frontliners.
TI produces analog and embedded semiconductor chips, which are used by customers to develop virtually every type of electronic system and enable critical technology, including life-saving medical equipment needed to fight the virus and other infrastructure. TI continues to manufacture at its sites in the Philippines and around the world to help our customers meet global needs.
“I am incredibly amazed by our TIers' passion to serve – creating innovative solutions and pooling talent and energy to help even when resources are limited, especially if it means making our communities better,” said Erwin Estepa, managing director for TI’s Baguio factory.
“TIers have been committed to support critical production needs to make a big difference during this world crisis.”