Soraa reveals plans for GaN on GaN LED fabrication facility
Working in coordination with SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the facility is on track to see shell completion by the end of 2015 with production beginning in the second half of 2016. Soraa currently operates an LED fabrication plant in Fremont, California, USA.
“Since we launched our first product in 2012, global market reception for our high quality of light LED products has been phenomenal and sales have soared. The new facility will significantly increase our manufacturing capacity to meet this growing demand,” said Jeff Parker, CEO of Soraa.
In late 2013 Soraa revealed plans to expand the company’s manufacturing operations to the Riverbend Commerce Park in Buffalo, New York. The plans outlined sharing the space with solar module manufacturer, Silevo. However, following the acquisition of Silevo by SolarCity, the facilities at Riverbend could no longer accommodate both Soraa’s fabrication facility and the necessary square footage for SolarCity’s expanded operations. As a result, it was back to the drawing board.
“Following the change with the Riverbend space, we remained focused on finding an optimal solution that worked for the State, Soraa and the talented workers that call upstate New York home,” added Parker. “We’re back on track with a great location and are targeting to employ at least 300 people to support a revenue stream of over $1 billion once fully functional.”
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