July 25, 2012 -- GLOBALFOUNDRIES will add 90,000 more square feet of semiconductor manufacturing space to Module 1 of Fab 8 in NY. The completed semiconductor manufacturing area will total 300,000sq.ft.
Construction activities are scheduled to begin in August and work is expected to be completed in December 2013.
“During the construction of Fab 8, we extended the shell of the Module 1 building with the expectation that our business would continue to grow. Today we see increasingly strong demand from our customers, especially at the 28nm node, and we are excited to be moving forward with this next phase in the development of the Fab 8 campus,” said Eric Choh, vice president and general manager, Fab 8, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Consisting of approximately two million square feet, Fab 8 is being developed as the an advanced semiconductor foundry manufacturing facility. GLOBALFOUNDRIES began construction on Fab 8 in July 2009 and began moving people and equipment into the facility in mid-2011. Initial wafer starts began earlier this year and the facility is on track to begin risk production by the end of the year, with volume production in early 2013.
Extending the Fab 8 cleanroom is expected to increase the Fab 8 capacity to approximately 60,000 wafers per month and increase the capital budget by approximately $2.3 billion, taking the total capital budget from $4.6 billion to approximately $6.9 billion, once tools and equipment are installed.
Since breaking ground on Fab 8 in 2009, GLOBALFOUNDRIES has created more than 1,500 new direct jobs, developing a unique and diverse workforce drawn from local talent in the region as well as experienced professionals from across the United States and more than 30 countries. In addition, the project has created an additional 4,300 construction-related jobs. President Obama visited the area earlier this year to speak about manufacturing and high-tech jobs in America.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a full-service semiconductor foundry with a global footprint. The foundry employs about 1,800 people in New York, including research teams at the IBM facilities in East Fishkill and at CNSE at the University of Albany, and more than 12,000 employees worldwide with additional manufacturing campuses in Germany and Singapore. GLOBALFOUNDRIES is owned by the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC). For more information, visit http://www.globalfoundries.com.