February 27, 2001–Singapore–AMD today broke ground on a new $45 million, 345,000-sq.-ft., 7-story semiconductor testing facility and design center in Singapore. The new facility will operate as a test center for microprocessors, engineering R&D, and IC design activities.
“The expansion of AMD’s Singapore operations is an investment in the facilities and resources that will allow AMD to provide the sophisticated quality and process control systems needed to meet our customers’ demand for high volumes of AMD Athlon and AMD Duron processors,” says Ajay Marathe, vice president of Microprocessor Operations and Logistics at AMD. “AMD has developed a significant presence in Singapore since opening its first facility 17 years ago. With this expansion, AMD is solidifying its long-term relationship with Singapore by putting in place the testing facilities, engineering workforce, and infrastructure required to expand AMD’s position as an industry-leading supplier of innovative, high-performance processors for PCs, workstations, and servers.”
The new facility is scheduled to be operational in the second half of 2002.