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Computer chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries invited members of the public in for an open house this week. While the community got a taste of what goes on at the Saratoga County Fab 8 site, local reporters had a chance to meet with company leadership.

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Recently reported layoffs at GlobalFoundries’ facilities in New York come at the same time the company is celebrating a new investment in Vermont.

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Officials say the Essex Junction, Vermont computer chip manufacturing plant now owned by GlobalFoundries has received a $55 million capital infusion that is increasing plant output by 15 percent.

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The company that purchased the IBM microchip plants in Vermont and New York is offering voluntary buyouts to many employees in response to a downturn in the industry.


Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says the sale of IBM's micro-chip manufacturing facility in Essex Junction to manufacturer GlobalFoundries has received federal approval and has been finalized.

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As upstate New York continues to establish itself as a hub for high-tech industry, a groundbreaking ceremony was held today in Saratoga Springs for a chemical manufacturing company that will supply the region with an important product.

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Some in Saratoga County are praising the recent deal between computer chip manufacturer Global Foundries and IBM, saying that it could bring more economic opportunity to the region.

WAMC's David Guistina talks with Mike Spain of the Times Union about the IBM-GlobalFoundries deal and an Albany Common Council Vote on red-light cameras in the capital city.

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GlobalFoundries hosted an open house at its computer chip fabrication facility in the Saratoga County town of Malta Monday evening. 

GlobalFoundries held the event to allow workers’ families and community members to see the facility and get a better understanding of how the company and its Fab 8 semiconductor manufacturing facility operate.

The company operates its Fab 8 campus at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta, and employs more than 1,000 workers at the facility.

NY Plans Free Associate's Degree For 6,000

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New York officials say 16 new partnerships between state colleges, public schools and private companies will result in 6,000 students earning associate's degrees at no cost to their families and put them at the front of the line for those companies' skilled jobs in manufacturing, information technology and health care.

The so-called P-TECH model follows IBM's Pathways in Technology Early College High School program in New York City.

According to the governor's office, pending negotiation of each applicant's budget, they will enroll their first class in September 2014.