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Thursday, February 24, 2011

GlobalFoundries announces expansion in Malta

The worlds third largest independent semiconductor foundry, GlobalFoundries, has announced plans to build a new administrative building adjacent to its computer chip factory at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta, New York. Although there has been great speculation to the purpose of the building, GlobalFoundries has announced that it will house 450 workers to support the original chip factory.

In a design plan recently submitted to the Town of Malta, the company shows that the new administration building is designed in a way to allow for the construction of two more chip factories at the technology campus. The new administration building is capable of housing 1,500 employees and has the potential to be at full occupancy if the additional factories are constructed.

At a luncheon hosted by the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce GlobalFoundries communication director, Travis Bullard, hinted at the expansion by telling attendees that its factory in Germany, which was only planned on employing 1,400 people quickly grew to 3,000.

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