High Tech

  • 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.

  • Intel Upgrades Chandler Fab


    Intel is investing $3 billion to renovate its chip fabrication facilities in Chandler, Ariz. The project will combine two buildings, Fab 22 and Fab 32, to create an upgraded facility for the manufacture of 32-nanometer chips.