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$2.3B in work starts at Fab 8

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Construction has started on a $2.3 billion expansion of the manufacturing clean room at GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 computer chip plant. The expansion — which will increase Fab 8’s clean room from its current 210,000 square-feet to 300,000 square-feet — is timed for chip production to start in the spring of 2014. The expansion will allow Fab 8 to process 60,000 wafers — the 300mm disks from which computer chips are cut — per month. “It ...

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