High Tech

  • Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Builds Gigafab


    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company broke ground on a $9.3 billion chip production plant in Taiwan in July of 2010. Featuring 104,000 sm of cleanroom space, the facility will be able to manufacture chips at the 28 nanometer scale.

  • Imec Expands Cleanroom Facility


    Imec opened its new 300mm cleanroom facility in June of 2010 in Leuven, Belgium. The 10,000-sm project includes a clean processing area of 1,200 sm and 1,600 sm of laboratories for research on biomedical electronics and silicon and organic solar cells.

  • GlobalFoundries Expands Fab 8


    GlobalFoundries will begin construction in June of 2010 on a 90,000-sf expansion of Chip Fab 8.

  • Recapitalization & Capital Renewal--What's the Number?


    A whitepaper on developing a basis for rational planning and budgeting and examining such issues as depreciation, flat-rate budget models, subsystem planning, and the "best practice" approach.

  • Western Digital Builds Malaysia R&D Facility


    Western Digital will build a $1.2 billion R&D and manufacturing facility in Petaling Jaya, Penang. The 1.5 million-sf project is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2011.

  • Toshiba Builds Fab 5


    Toshiba will begin building Fab 5 in July of 2010. The facility will produce 3000mm NAND flash wafers and is slated for completion by spring of 2011. Fab 5 will be located at Toshiba’s existing manufacturing campus in Yokkaichi, Japan.

  • Samsung Renovates Austin Chip Plant


    Samsung Electronics is engaged in a $500 million renovation of its chip manufacturing complex in Austin, Texas. The project will join the existing Fab 1 and Fab 2 buildings to create a cleanroom facility for the production NAND flash memory chips.

  • Globalfoundries Builds Fab 2


    Globalfoundries is constructing the $4.2 billion Fab 2 in Malta, N.Y. Sited on 223 acres in the Luther Forest Technology Park, the 1.45 million-sf project is comprised of four buildings.

  • Intel Upgrades Rio Rancho Fab


    Intel Corp. is engaged in a $2.5 million upgrade of the Fab 11X manufacturing complex in Rio Rancho, N.M. The facility will house a 400,000-sf cleanroom and will begin producing 32 nanometer chips in fall of 2010.

  • SUNYIT Plans Computer Chip Commercialization Center


    The State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) is planning to build the $45 million Computer Chip Commercialization Center in Marcy, N.Y.