September 21, 2007 – FormFactor Inc. says it is expanding its wafer probe card manufacturing operations in Singapore, with a new 300,000 sq. ft facility in the city-state’s eastern Tampines district.
The site will increase manufacturing capacity (expected to ramp in early 2009), as well as house customer service and support operations, eventually employing about 1000 workers. The firm expects to spend about $200 million in total, for facility construction, hiring and equipment outfitting.
“This new facility further strengthens our commitment to becoming more local to our customers in Asia,” said FormFactor CEO Igor Khandros, in a statement. “When fully operational, we expect to accelerate product development cycles and further shorten product delivery times and turnaround times for service.”