Following in the footsteps of Komatsu Group, which successfully sold a redundant semiconductor wafer fab to SolarWorld, Sumco Phoenix is offering its wafer fab facility near Cincinnati, Ohio, to the solar industry. The 70,000-square-foot cleanroom (Class 100) is housed in a 200,000-square-foot building on a 100-acre site that can accommodate future growth. ATREG, a division of Colliers International, has won the contract to sell the facility on behalf of Sumco.
“Sumco’s Ohio plant has advanced infrastructure, including exceptional water/sewer capacity and dual-source power supply,” stated Doug Barrett, senior VP and director of ATREG. “We will seek out alternative advanced-technology users, including solar, defense and battery manufacturers, datacenters and others that would benefit from Sumco’s highly advanced infrastructure.”
“The well-trained, highly motivated workforce provides potential buyers with a significant head start to quickly and easily come to market,” said Mark Dobbins, senior VP of human resources and general affairs for Sumco.
According to Sumco, the facility has undergone recent expansion and comprehensive modernization.