Applied Mechanical has been awarded a contract extension well into 2010 to bring online Brazil’s first semiconductor manufacturing plant in the southern city of Porto Alegre.
“We are very proud to have been chosen once again by the Brazilian government to help them establish a semiconductor industry there,” said Kelly McAndrew, Appled Mechanical’s CEO.
Applied Mechanical field-experienced engineers, technicians, supervisors and project managers have been working on all phases of construction; from base-build through tool pre-qualification. Since 2003, the Brazilian government has consistently invested in information technology in an effort to diversify and modernize the nation’s economy. This plant is a direct result of those investments.
Once online, the chips produced are intended to serve the local market, at least initially, and target automation, machinery and automotive industry applications.