Entegris receives $75 million from CHIPS Act to build Colorado facility and support the semiconductor supply chain 

Entegris receives $75 million from CHIPS Act to build Colorado facility and support the semiconductor supply chain 

July 5, 2024
Operation at the plant is expected to begin in 2025, with 600 new jobs being created in the process.  

Entegris will receive $75 million in funding from the CHIPS and Science Act to support the development of a state-of-the-art facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company, which specializes in advanced materials science, signed a non-binding Preliminary Memorandum of Terms (PMT) with the U.S. Department of Commerce to create products critical to the future of semiconductor manufacturing in the U.S. According to the company, its Colorado Springs plant will “increase production capabilities for Front-Opening-Unified Pods (FOUPs), an essential product that transports and protects silicon wafers during the semiconductor manufacturing process, as well as advanced liquid filtration and purification products.” Operation at the plant is expected to begin in 2025, with 600 new jobs being created in the process.  

The project will consist of two phases, which include: 

  • Production of FOUPs and liquid filter membranes 
  • Production of advanced liquid filters, purifiers, and fluid handling solutions 

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Bertrand Loy, president and chief executive officer at Entegris, said, “Today marks an important moment in the effort to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing infrastructure. We have been a strategic partner to semiconductor companies for over 50 years and are proud to be among the first suppliers in the semiconductor industry to receive this important federal support. We made the decision to expand our presence in the U.S. and to help to create a stronger and more resilient domestic semiconductor ecosystem.” 

Bill Shaner, SVP and president of the Advanced Materials Handling division at Entegris. Added, “Entegris has been operating in Colorado Springs for over three decades, and we look forward to growing our presence in this community. This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility demonstrates several of our key company priorities – commitment to innovation, sustainable practices, and community partnerships – and we are excited for what the future holds for Colorado, our industry, and Entegris.” 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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