High Tech

  • UAlbany Plans Nanotechnology Research Center


    UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is planning to construct the $435-million Institute for Nanoelectronic Discovery and Exploration. The project includes a new 250,000-sf facility with a 100,000-sf cleanroom to be built at the Albany Center for Excellence.

  • Intel Corp. Builds Wafer Plant in Israel


    Santa Clara, Calif.-based Intel Corp. is initiating construction on a $3.5-billion wafer fabrication plant at its existing campus in Kiryat Gat, Israel.

  • Procter & Gamble Achieving Ambitious Occupancy Goal


    The Procter & Gamble Company's office and technical facilities serve more than 40,000 employees in 257 buildings at 133 sites worldwide. Space allocated for non-manufacturing purposes totals 14 million sf, where the occupancy rate in these spaces is 92.8 percent globally.

  • HTI Adapts to Market Trends with Flexible Management Model


    Hutchinson Technology Inc. (HTI), a global supplier of hard drive suspension assemblies based in Hutchinson, Minn., has developed a highly flexible management model that allows the company to respond to fluctuating industry trends and rapid growth. In order to focus on core business goals and adapt to market changes, HTI established a unique integrated approach to strategic sourcing that gives the company a high level of management flexibility and efficiency without compromising performance.

  • Motorola Streamlines Facility Costs, Improves Bottom-line


    In the past four years, Motorola has reduced its number of sites globally by nearly 300, reduced its facility operating costs by more than $300 million, and reduced its total space occupied by nearly eight million sf. All of this was accomplished during a time when the company was struggling.

  • Advanced Micro Devices Plans Austin Campus


    Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Advanced Micro Devices is planning to construct an 825,000-sf campus on 59 acres in Austin, Texas.

  • Intel Upgrades Fabrication Facilities


    Intel Corp. is investing $190 million to increase the capacity of its wafer fabrication plant in Colorado Springs, Colo. Construction will begin in fall 2005 to upgrade the facility with a second cleanroom that will allow the final stage of microprocessor processing.

  • HP-Compaq Merger Fosters Powerful Space Management System


    The merger of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Compaq initiated a comprehensive reevaluation of the company's combined real estate portfolio and space management systems. HP's Real Estate and WorkPlace Services group faced the challenge of integrating a diverse set of Real Estate (RE) and Facility Management (FM) data systems that would track information on the combined companies' properties worldwide, which amounted to tens of millions of square feet. Through the consolidation process HP created a powerful integrated space management system that functions on a global level to enable the management of the real estate portfolio and its space utilization.

  • Hewlett Packard Expands Memphis Footprint with Distribution Center


    Hewlett Packard Co. has expanded its presence in Memphis, Tenn., with the lease of the 789,000-sf Summit Distribution Center II. The facility will accommodate distribution operations for HP's imaging and printing businesses.

  • Intel Constructs Fab 32 in Chandler, Ariz.


    Intel Corp. is initiating construction on the $3-billion "Fab 32" facility in Chandler Ariz. Located on Intel's Ocotillo campus, the 300-mm wafer fabrication plant will begin making microprocessors in the second half of 2007 on 45 nanometer process technology.