May 11, 1995 |
Fujitsu Unit Plans Major Oregon Plant Expansion: Fujitsu Microelectronics, a unit of Fujitsu Ltd. of Japan, plans a $1-billion expansion that will nearly double employment at its chip factory in suburban Portland to 955 workers by 1998. The expanded facility will make next-generation 16-megabit memory chips for personal computers and other electronic devices, said Leonard J. Bergstein, a lobbyist hired by Fujitsu. Fujitsu currently employs 510 people at the facility in Gresham.
September 11, 1995 |
Fujitsu to Expand Memory Chip Plant: Fujitsu Microelectronics, the British arm of Japanese electronics giant Fujitsu Ltd., said it plans to spend $1.26 billion to double the capacity of its memory chip plant in England by 1997. The investment will entail setting up a new building at its existing site in Newton Aycliffe in County Durham. The new plant first will produce 16-megabit memory chips, then later add 64-megabit chips.
September 27, 1995 |
Samsung to Build Chip Plant in Texas: The South Korean electronics company today will announce it is building its first U.S. computer chip factory, near Austin. The facility will cost about $1.5 billion to build and equip. It will employ up to 1,600 people when production begins in 1997. Samsung chose central Texas over a site in Hillsboro, Ore., near Portland, where Intel Corp. and Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. operate manufacturing plants.
December 12, 1986 |
Schlumberger Ltd. announced a $1.7-billion fourth-quarter charge against earnings Thursday to reflect the weakened value of its operations in the depressed drilling and exploration business. The announcement brings Schlumberger's total fourth-quarter charges to $1.9 billion. The world's largest oil field services company announced a $200-million charge in October related to the impending sale of its money-losing Fairchild Semiconductor division to Japan's Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc.