Luther Forest Technology Campus

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The Luther Forest Technology Campus or LFTC is a 1,414-acre (573 hectares) site in the Malta, New York area specifically designed for semiconductor and nanotechnology manufacturing and other innovative technologies. The site is environmentally friendly and pre-approved with convenient dedicated Interstate highway access only 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away. Currently, the campus is completing the construction of the 5 miles (8.0 km) of highways and is awaiting groundbreaking on the site for the state-of-the-art 300 mm microprocessor fabrication facility.[1]

AMD and GlobalFoundries[edit]

Advanced Micro Devices, AMD, is currently planning to construct a microprocessor fabrication plant, Fab 8, through its manufacturing spinoff, GlobalFoundries.[2] The building plan currently calls for a nearly 900,000-square-foot (84,000 m2) manufacturing facility. Construction is expected to begin on the fab plant in the summer of 2009.

Fab 8 was the first facility to produce 300 mm silicon wafers designed for 32 nm technologies.[3] Fab 2 will be the second manufacturing facility operated by GlobalFoundries, with Fab 1 located in Dresden, Germany.

Design and site construction[edit]

Creighton Manning Engineering of Albany, New York was contracted by the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation to prepare the design approval documents, including the preliminary and final design of the site roads, bridges and underground infrastructure along with the construction inspection of the site work.[4] Construction is expected to be completed by Rifenburg Construction for the site roadways and infrastructure by the end of 2009.

Related projects[edit]

  • Northway Exit 12 Roundabouts
  • Round Lake Bypass[5]
  • Saratoga County Water Project

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External links[edit]

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