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Wolfspeed facility expected to bring hundreds of jobs to Mohawk Valley


The opening of the Wolfspeed silicon carbide facility in Marcy promises new jobs and educational opportunities to the Mohawk Valley. The facility is the largest 200 millimeter facility in the world, according to a news release from the governor's office.

This is part of an effort by Gov. Kathy Hochul to make New York the “national hub for semiconductor production,” the release said.

Wolfspeed pledges to create 600 new jobs in the first eight years, as well as internships and research positions for students at the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute. These opportunities aim to create a pipeline for students to enter the high-tech field, including the field of advanced manufacturing.

Wolfspeed CEO Gregg Lowe said in a statement the Mohawk Valley is “a place that is rich in talent, drive, and promise for the future."