Mohawk Valley Fab

We're Building the World's Largest Silicon Carbide Device Manufacturing Facility

Expanding Capacity for Silicon Carbide

Rendering of the Mohawk Valley Fab
currently under construction

At Cree | 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 announced last fall that the company is establishing a silicon carbide corridor on the East Coast of the United States.

We are currently constructing the world’s largest silicon carbide fabrication in Marcy, New York. This brand new, state-of-the-art power and RF wafer fabrication facility will be automotive-qualified and 200mm-capable. It is complemented by our mega materials factory expansion currently underway at our Durham, North Carolina headquarters. The new fabrication facility will dramatically increase capacity for our Wolfspeed silicon carbide and GaN business and will be a bigger, highly-automated factory with greater output capability.

"Cree continues to invest aggressively in silicon carbide manufacturing and research in order to support the growing, global demand for our technologies, and we believe advanced semiconductor manufacturing is essential to leading the acceleration of critical next-generation technologies.”

- Gregg Lowe, Observer-Dispatch

Cree CEO Gregg Lowe (left) and Cree Construction Manager Jeff Maidment (right) discussing construction progress

Rendering of the Mohawk Valley Fab currently under construction

Cree CEO Gregg Lowe (right) and Cree Construction Manager Jeff Maidment (left) discussing construction progress

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Rendering of the Mohawk Valley Fab currently under construction

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Mohawk Valley Fab construction progress

Hitting the Ground Running

Employees
SUNY Poly & Cree: 30 engineers and technicians working collaboratively
Employees
10 Key leadership positions posted
Construction
Site build starts
1Q 2020
Construction
Building complete/clean room move in
2Q 2021
Employees
270 planned jobs for Mohawk Valley Fab
2023
Employees
614 planned jobs for Mohawk Valley Fab
2029
Products
SUNY Poly & Cree: 1st test wafers come off the line
Construction
Site grading
4Q 2019
Products
Yielding 150mm in SUNY Poly Albany
2Q 2020
Products
MOSFET product ramp
2022
Employees
414 planned jobs for Mohawk Valley Fab
2026
80% of staffing will be engineering and technical

Mohawk Valley Announcements


Cree | Wolfspeed In the News

Investing and Partnering in the Mohawk Valley to Build a High-Tech Workforce

John Edmond and John Palmour

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. We recently announced funding the Cree | Wolfspeed Scholarship and two endowed faculty chairs, named for two of Cree’s co-founders, John Edmond and 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.

Our Partners

Rescue Mission
Save of the Day
Utica City Football Club
Comets
Boilermaker
Suny Polytechnic Institute
First
Mohawk Valley Community College

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.

Johnson Park Day of Giving - Utica Comets, Utica City FC and Cree | Wolfspeed delivered home goods items to the Johnson Park Center, a non-profit that provides emergency and supportive housing for families in Utica.

Rescue Mission of Utica Day of Giving - Cree | Wolfspeed donated 200 turkeys and holiday baskets to the Utica Rescue Mission for families in need

Johnson Park Day of Giving - Utica Comets, Utica City FC and Cree | Wolfspeed delivered home goods items to the Johnson Park Center, a non-profit that provides emergency and supportive housing for families in Utica.

Johnson Park Day of Giving - Utica Comets, Utica City FC and Cree | Wolfspeed delivered home goods items to the Johnson Park Center, a non-profit that provides emergency and supportive housing for families in Utica.

Johnson Park Day of Giving - Utica Comets, Utica City FC and Cree | Wolfspeed delivered home goods items to the Johnson Park Center, a non-profit that provides emergency and supportive housing for families in Utica.

Rescue Mission of Utica Day of Giving - Cree | Wolfspeed donated 200 turkeys and holiday baskets to the Utica Rescue Mission for families in need

Donation presentation for SUNY Poly Foundation, FIRST Robotics Team

Johnson Park Day of Giving - Utica Comets, Utica City FC and Cree | Wolfspeed delivered home goods items to the Johnson Park Center, a non-profit that provides emergency and supportive housing for families in Utica.

Johnson Park Day of Giving - Utica Comets, Utica City FC and Cree | Wolfspeed delivered home goods items to the Johnson Park Center, a non-profit that provides emergency and supportive housing for families in Utica.

Donation presentation for SUNY Poly Foundation, FIRST Robotics Team