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.
President Barack Obama is slated to visit Saratoga County next week to speak on jobs and emerging technology.
The president will visit the Global Foundries chip plant in Malta, his third visit to the Capital Region since taking office. He is expected to draw attention to ways in which the government and private companies can work together to spur new high-tech industries.
President Obama has previously visited General Electric in Schenectady and Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.