Semiconductor facility receives $1B investment

Analog Devices is investing $1B to expand its semiconductor wafer fab in Beaverton, Oregon. Built in 1978, the site is ADI’s largest wafer fabrication facility by volume and serves customers in critical industries such as industrial, automotive, communications, consumer and healthcare.

The investment expands cleanroom space to about 118,000ft² and nearly doubles internal manufacturing of products running on the 180nm technology node and above. It is also expected to create hundreds of new, long-term employment opportunities, a significant increase to ADI’s current roughly 950 employees in Oregon.

ADI’s CEO and chair, Vincent Roche, said: “By expanding ADI’s Beaverton facility, we are increasing our production capacity in critical industries, boosting domestic manufacturing in line with the vision of the CHIPS Act and enhancing the global resiliency of ADI’s hybrid manufacturing model. While our investment in Beaverton will facilitate these goals, they will be achieved through the incredible dedication and talent of ADI’s existing workforce and further tapping into Oregon’s strong talent pool.”