Billion Dollar ADI Facility Expansion Gets Underway in Oregon
28 July 2023
Following on from news that it is strengthening its operation in Ireland, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI), has now announced a $1 billion investment to majorly upgrade its semiconductor production facility in Beaverton, Oregon.
This site, which has been running for 45 years, is ADI’s largest wafer fab in terms of output volume. Through this investment, the 180nm production capacity at this location will be almost doubled. Several hundreds new jobs are expected to be generated too (adding to the 950 employees already working there). Despite the large scale ramp-up in production output, the company aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the facility by approximately 75% via operational efficiency enhancements, and cut water usage per production unit by around 50%. On top of all this, the Beaverton facility will host the Semiconductor Advanced Manufacturing University (SAMU), a workforce development training centre providing in-depth courses on semiconductor equipment maintenance.
"By expanding ADI’s Beaverton facility, we are increasing our production capacity in critical industries, boosting domestic manufacturing in line with the vision of the CHIPS Act, and enhancing the global resiliency of ADI’s hybrid manufacturing model," said Vincent Roche, CEO of ADI. "While our investment in Beaverton will facilitate these goals, they will be achieved through the incredible dedication and talent of ADI's existing workforce and further tapping into Oregon's strong talent pool."
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