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Analog Devices spending $1 billion on fab upgrade

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By Peter Clarke


Chip company Analog Devices Inc. is spending $1 billion to double manufacturing capacity at its wafer fab in Beaverton, Oregon, according to a local report.

The spending amount is revealed in a table posted by the US Semiconductor Industry Association here.

“We are making significant investments to modernize our existing manufacturing space and retool equipment to increase productivity, as well as expand our overall facilities infrastructure with 25,000 square feet of additional cleanroom space,” OregonLive quoted Fred Bailey, ADI’s vice president for factory operations, saying.

The facility employs about 800 people and is set to employ and additional 280 people as a result of the expansion, according to a report prepared by the Semiconductor Industry Association.

ADI acquired the fab in 2021 as part of its purchase of Maxim Integrated Products for $21 billion (see Analog Devices completes acquisition of Maxim). ADI also acquired a wafer fab in Camas, Washington, as a result of its takeover of Linear Technology Inc. in 2017 (see Analog Devices completes Linear Technology acquisition).

OregonLive says the expansion plan pre-dates the US Chips Act that has set aside about $52 billion to be dispersed in subsidies to support the building of chip manufacturing facilities.

Related links and articles:

www.oregonlive.com

www.semiconductors.org

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