Semiconductor firm to buy, expand upstate NY chip plant

phys.org | 4/18/2019 | Staff
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An Arizona-based semiconductor supplier will purchase GlobalFoundries' computer chip manufacturing plant in the Hudson Valley, adding 150 new jobs and preserving hundreds of others as part of a $720 million expansion plan, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

The Democrat said in a statement that Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor will establish its first 300mm chip manufacturing plant at GlobalFoundries' Fab 10 facility in East Fishkill, 60 miles (96 kilometers) north of New York City.

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ON Semiconductor has committed to creating 150 new jobs in East Fishkill and retaining a minimum of 950 existing jobs at the facility, Cuomo said.

"We're glad ON Semiconductor is choosing to deepen its roots here and its commitment to New York State," he said.

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The deal calls for GlobalFoundries to shift production from Fab 10 to their other facilities, including Fab 8 in Malta, New York, 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of East Fishkill.

The state has offered ON Semiconductor up to $17.5 million in grants toward the purchase of the Fab 10 property, plus another $22.5 million in tax credits over 10 years if the company meets its job creation and investment commitments.

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"The increased level of capability and capacity enabled by this expansion is our answer to meet critical market needs," Keith Jackson, president and CEO of ON Semiconductor, said...
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