Mohawk Valley Fab
The World's First, Largest, and Only 200mm Silicon Carbide Manufacturing Facility
Expanding Capacity for Silicon Carbide
At Wolfspeed, we are driving the industry transition from silicon to Silicon Carbide. To meet the increasing demand for our groundbreaking Wolfspeed technology that supports the growing electric vehicle (EV), 4G/5G mobile and industrial markets, we are establishing a Silicon Carbide corridor on the East Coast of the United States.
We have built the world’s first, largest, and only 200mm Silicon Carbide fabrication facility in Marcy, New York. This brand new, fully automated power wafer fabrication facility will be automotive-qualified as well. It is complemented by our mega materials factory expansion currently underway at our Durham, North Carolina headquarters. The new fabrication facility dramatically increases capacity for our Wolfspeed Silicon Carbide business and supports the transition from silicon to Silicon Carbide.
Expanding with the Environment in Mind
We continuously explore options for environmental-related improvement projects to help offset our expansion efforts. The
following initiatives are planned to be implemented at our new Mohawk Valley Fab.
Mohawk Valley Ribbon Cutting Event
The ribbon cutting event featured remarks from New York’s Governor Hochul, Lucid Motor’s SVP and Chief Engineer Eric Bach, and Wolfspeed CEO Gregg Lowe, with additional Wolfspeed employee interviews from the world’s first, largest and only 200mm Silicon Carbide fabrication facility.
Investing and Partnering in the Mohawk Valley to Build a High-Tech Workforce
As part of our ongoing, long-term commitment to the Mohawk Valley, we are working with academic institutions and other community and economic development partners to help expand the local economy and create a pipeline of high-tech professionals. In June 2020 we announced the funding of the Wolfspeed Scholarship and two endowed faculty chairs, named after two of Wolfspeed’s co-founders, John Edmond and the late John Palmour, to help ensure students who come from historically underserved or marginalized communities, as well as those with significant financial need, have greater access to the educational opportunities that will equip them to excel as part of tomorrow’s high-tech workforce.
Partnering to Build a Pipeline of High-Tech Professionals
We are working with education and business partners across the region to establish a robust pipeline for the next generation of high-quality, high tech jobs in the Mohawk Valley, including those we will need in advanced manufacturing. Our culture fosters an inclusive workplace, and our hiring efforts develop employees from the communities where we operate. We fuel long-term growth opportunities for our team through an internal mobility practice that combines ongoing workforce development, leadership training, education assistance and career path planning.
Giving Back to the Communities Where We Live and Work
Investing in and giving back to the communities where we live and work is part of who we are as a team, and we are excited to extend these investments to the Mohawk Valley. Since announcing the construction of our new fabrication facility, we’ve worked with partners such as SUNY Poly, Mohawk Valley Community College, and multiple community-based agencies to help build the local economy, develop local talent, support STEM education at multiple levels and help our new neighbors in need.
Give Back Activities
We believe every individual should have a roof over their heads, food to eat and an opportunity to excel. Whether through corporate events and sponsorships or employee-led initiatives, we live our values by doing the right thing at work and in our local communities.
The Wolfspeed Mohawk Valley Team loads up 200 turkeys purchased from Utica local marketplace, Chanatry’s, to be donated to the Rescue Mission of Utica.