High Tech

  • AMS Plans Marcy Wafer Fab


    AMS AG (formerly Austriamicrosystem) will begin construction in spring of 2016 on a 360,000-sf wafer fab in Marcy, N.Y. Located on the 428-acre Nano Utica site, the project will support the production of analog devices on 200mm to 300mm wafers.

  • UMass Amherst Employs Core and Shell Strategy for Life Science Laboratories


    Using a phased, core-and-shell strategy to construct the 310,000-gsf Life Science Laboratories (LSL) building allowed the University of Massachusetts Amherst to obtain high-level research space and take advantage of the competitive bid market and economic incentives available in 2010.

  • Apple Plans Yokohama R&D Facility


    Apple is planning to build a four-story, 269,000-sf research and development facility in Yokohama, Japan.

  • Stony Brook University Plans Innovation and Discovery Center


    Stony Brook University is planning to build the $62 million Innovation and Discovery Center in the 246-acre Research and Development Park in Stony Brook, N.Y.

  • Apple Plans Global Data Center Headquarters


    Apple is planning to invest $2 billion to develop a global data center headquarters in Mesa, Ariz. The project involves building out an existing 1.3 million-sf manufacturing facility and the completed structure will be powered entirely by sustainable energy sources.

  • Technology Plays Critical Role in Design of Medical Education Facilities


    The kind of technology prevalent in today’s health sciences education requires a robust infrastructure that must be figured into a facility’s design during the budgeting and planning stages. Virtual simulation, virtual anatomy, tablet computers, 3-D stereographic display, software tools for collaboration, and touch interaction with LCD monitors—even the tried-and-true classroom technology, such as whiteboards, videoconferencing, telephone conferencing, dual-image large screen projection, large screen LCD monitors, and connectivity for personal devices—all require thoughtful consideration.

  • University of Connecticut Plans Innovation Partnership Building


    The University of Connecticut began construction in June of 2015 on the 119,000-sf Innovation Partnership Building in Storrs.

  • IBM Opens Nairobi R&D Facility


    IBM opened a 21,000-sf commercial technology R&D facility in Nairobi in November of 2013.

  • Samsung Breaks Ground on Mountain View R&D Campus


    Samsung Research America broke ground in October of 2013 on its new research and development campus in Mountain View, Calif. The 385,000-sf project includes two six-story office buildings and will be constructed to attain a minimum of LEED Gold sustainable design certification.

  • Samsung Constructs Five R&D Facilities in South Korea


    Samsung Electronics is investing $4.4 million to build five new research and development facilities in South Korea.