As part of a local economic development effort, 50 new semiconductor industry jobs will be coming to the Round Rock area.

Jordan Robinson, Round Rock Chamber CEO and president, said Toppan Photomasks will add a total of 50 new job postings with starting salaries of $70,000, with some of them being posted in the near future. Toppan Photomasks, a manufacturer of key components in the making of semiconductors, brokered a deal with the city of Round Rock April 27 that will see around $200 million worth of investment in real and business property investments made into the community.

Toppan has maintained a business presence in Round Rock since 1986, Robinson said. This is an expansion of existing operations in the city, but not the building itself, Robinson said.

The city has been home to the company’s U.S. headquarters since 2020. Round Rock is also the site of one of five global manufacturing operations.

Robinson said the performance-based agreement will see the company earn a total of $1.25 million in economic incentives based on local investment in the city’s tax base and creation of jobs.