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Micron to Build a $100 Billion Chip 'Megafab' in New York

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Micron Technology announced plans to build the largest semiconductor facility in the history of the United States, and it will be located in Onondaga County, New York.

This is no small project, with Micron expecting the megafab to require $100 billion of investment(Opens in a new window) and take more than 20 years to complete construction.

Over that period, the new facility will create nearly 50,000 New York jobs and 9,000 high-paying positions at Micron. Once completed, Micron expects to have access to four 600,000 square foot cleanrooms (2.4 million square feet of cleanroom space), which is approximately the same size as 40 US football fields.

The company wants 40% of its global DRAM production to be located in the US, and this long-term project is key to achieving that goal. "This historic leading-edge memory megafab in Central New York will deliver benefits beyond the semiconductor industry by strengthening U.S.

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