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CEO hints at further chip fab growth

GlobalFoundries CEO Ajit Manocha Thursday hinted that a second computer chip factory could be coming to the Fab 8 site in Saratoga County during a speech at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. Gregg Bartlett, Global Foundries senior vice president and chief technology officer, is seen at left.
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GlobalFoundries CEO Ajit Manocha Thursday hinted that a second computer chip factory could be coming to the Fab 8 site in Saratoga County during a speech at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. Gregg Bartlett, Global Foundries senior vice president and chief technology officer, is seen at left.
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GlobalFoundries CEO Ajit Manocha on Thursday hinted that a second computer chip factory could be coming to the Fab 8 site in Saratoga County, even as he promoted the company's new plans for a $2 billion research center. If a second plant happens, it would be an out-growth of burgeoning demand for smartphone chips and the advanced technology research already being done in New York, he said. "Fab 8.2 will be close to a $10 ...

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