Skip to comments.Samsung Semiconductor Breaks New Ground for Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility. (US)
Posted on 07/15/2013 10:00:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Samsung Semiconductor, the worlds third largest contract maker of chips, has kicked off construction of its new facility in San Jose, California. The new fab will be used for manufacturing of leading-edge chips as well as for research and development of new semiconductor manufacturing technologies.
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They could have saved a bundle by building this plant in Texas....
But we don’t know how much brown nosing jerry brown did in the form of tax breask and subsidies that were thrown at samsung....
Samsung already has a number of facilities in Austin.
Governor Moonbeam must have made one heck of a deal, as must have business hostile San Jose.
Yep, last high tech fab exited San Jose nearly 10 years ago.
Must have been a special deal of some kind.
Probably will be staffed by the H-1B crowd....
Plant is probably close to being fully automated. Once manufacturing reduces workforces down to maintaining the machines it is more cost effective to build them by the customers vs. shipping and paying the energy costs. This is the future.
Changes in your neighborhood.
That is some serious size.
some kind of deal.. haaa.
You haven’t seen the new road signs..
Welcome to Samsung Jose. :-}
*forehead smack* Of course! Sponsorship!
They'll be sending all the semiconductors overseas anyway so at least they're near a shipping port.
ChangeS? for sure.
BART is finally getting built out to the South Bay to San Jose. .. and massive construction projects abound..
I got more crud floating around in the air from all the construction going down no more than a couple miles away, they should have a pool cleaning comp system.. or it could be the damned squirrels washing their nuts in my pool at night.. i never seen so much curd .. or I may need a new filter. :-}
Computer chips, not cow chips...
The HP Pavilion is now..
considering the fans that continue to shell out major dinero and still have zippa on the cup trophy shelf.
Silicon chip fab requires a whole bunch of water - 4 million gallons a day, or more.
Where, pray tell, is San Jose going to get that water? They don’t have it now.
Better question, do the rate payers there know Samsung is going to get subsidized water from them?
There’s a reason Intel makes chips in Oregon, and it isn’t the cluster of top notch EE schools.
Gotta hand it to Jerry Brown - this was an excellent get.
At least it's not a tramp. (Admit it. That was a straight line.)
Intel also has 6 fabs in Arizona and New Mexico and another in Israel. None of those are cheap water locations.
I’ve ponder’d replying and ponder’d some more.. just gonna let it go.. lol
Neighbor just harvested his nectarines, I’m goin’ to SquirrelCON4 here..
They lay a paw on my fruit .. Be prepared to get wet.
I think he has us confused with a paper mill. There is no way we use that much water.
One manufacturing plant uses anywhere between 2 to 4 million gallons of very, very pure waterwe call it ultrapure waterper day, and that, on the average, is roughly equivalent to the water usage of a city of maybe 40,000, 50,000 people.
Huh. And I’ve worked in fabs. Of course, the fabs I worked in are long gone, so these newer ones must be more thirsty. Processes aren’t anything like they used to be. (I work in a research group these days, in a design center so I’m afraid I’ve become somewhat removed from things.)
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