High Tech

  • 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.

  • Soitec SA Opens Singapore Wafer Fab


    Soitec SA opened its 300-mm wafer fabrication plant in Singapore in November of 2008. Sited on 2.7 hectares at the company’s Pasir Ris campus, the facility houses 4,000-sm of cleanroom space. Construction of the €350 million project began in August of 2006.

  • UBC's Medical School Implements Advanced Video-Conferencing System for Distributed Learning


    Newly developed video-conferencing technologies are being successfully used by medical schools and hospitals to transmit lectures, lab sessions, and other content in real time over wide geographic areas.

  • Adobe Systems' Green Initiatives Generate Huge Savings


    During the last eight years Adobe Systems Inc., based in San Jose, Calif., has invested more than $1.4 million in energy-related facility projects and carbon-reduction efforts and received close to $400,000 in rebates from local energy suppliers.

  • Streamline Capital Projects with a One-Page Paper Form


    Managing facilities projects can be like playing the schoolyard game of "telephone." Information passes from one person to the next, changing slightly each time until the last person hears a completely different message.

  • ANGSTREM-T Constructs Semiconductor Manufacturing Plant


    Russian semiconductor manufacturer ANGSTREM-T has selected M + W Zander as project engineer to construct a 200mm wafer production plant at its Zelenograd campus. The 6,000-sm cleanroom facility is slated for completion in late 2009.

  • Bosch Builds Reutlingen Semiconductor Fab


    The Bosch Group is building a €550 million fab for 200 millimeter semiconductors in Reutlingen, Germany. The facility began construction in fall of 2007 with production commencing in mid-2009.

  • Zone-Based Facilities Management Model Well-Suited to Today's Science Buildings


    Since 2002, a reorganization of the Facilities Management Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center has improved facilities workers' job performance, morale, and customer service, and has been instrumental in increasing much-needed funding for the facilities department.

  • Microsoft Streamlines Operations with Lean Facilities Management


    When most people hear the name Microsoft, they automatically think of the multi-billion-dollar computer technology corporation famous for its wide range of software products.

  • Cadence Breaks Ground on San Jose R&D Facility


    Cadence Design Systems broke ground in February 2007 on a five-story, 208,000-sf R&D center in San Jose, Calif.