IBM plans capital investments for Canadian facility

Bromont, Canada–IBM is investing approximately CA$150 million (US$97.7 million) in its high-tech assembly plant in Bromont, Canada, to meet growing demand in semiconductor-related products and services.

“The IBM Bromont facility continues to be a strong contributor not only to IBM but also to the Quebec and Canadian economy,” says Bill McClean, vice president of Manufacturing, Development, and Operations for IBM Canada Ltd. “IBM’s Microelectronics business is facing unprecedented customer demand. Capital investments and people are key for IBM Bromont to meet that demand.”

Bromont is IBM’s largest microchip assembly facility worldwide and performs the majority of the company’s value-added internal assembly and test operations for its most technologically complex products. Tens of millions of chip packages were produced in Bromont in 1999, making IBM Bromont one of Canada’s major exporters.


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