Hillsboro, OR – FEI Co. has purchased a new Oregon campus to consolidate its local operations t0 one site and to provide room for expansion as the company grows.
The 27-acre campus features two buildings; one with 68,000 ft.2 for offices and one with 112,00 ft.2 for R&D and manufacturing. It will include semiconductor cleanroom space and facilities, as well as demo labs.
FEI will begin moving its operations, currently housed in five separate buildings throughout Hillsboro, to the new site later this year. Including tenant improvements, FEI’s total investment in the new location will be approximately $23 million. The new campus is located at 5350 NE Dawson Creek Dr. in Hillsboro and was previously owned by Tokyo Electron Ltd.
Earlier this month, FEI announced its proposed merger with Veeco Instruments to form Veeco FEI Inc., with headquarters in Woodbury, NY. In making the announcement, management said that FEI’s Oregon location would continue to be a R&D, manufacturing, and support site for the combined company.
FEI currently employs nearly 1,600 employees worldwide with approximately 350 based in Hillsboro. Following the proposed merger with Veeco, the new company will have nearly 2,900 employees. Based on anticipated growth over the next few years, the company estimates that the Hillsboro location could be home to more than 500 Veeco FEI employees.