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AMD To Build Fab In New York

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Making its second major fab announcement in recent months, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Friday (June 23) said that it plans to build a 300-mm plant in upstate New York.

The 300-mm fab, to cost $3.5 billion, is expected to be located in the Luther Forest Technology Park in Saratoga County in upstate New York.

Details of the fab were sketchy. During a press event in New York, Hector Ruiz, chairman and CEO of AMD, dropped hints that the fab will make chips at the 32-nm node.

Construction of the fab is expected to begin in July 2007 and be completed by July 2009, according to the Associated Press. The plant would begin operation in 2010 at the earliest, according to Reuters.

Some 2,000 construction workers will have to be hired to build the new plant. The fab will employ 1,200 employees, according to reports.

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