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Ford Microelectronics

A subsidiary of Ford Motor Co., the 117 thousand square foot Ford Microelectronics plant was completed in 1985 in Colorado Springs.

The facility’s semiconductor unit manufactured silicon-based microchips for Ford’s automotive group, however the main focus of the facility was to research, develop and produce a prototype gallium arsenide chip deemed revolutionary at that time. Cobb installed thousands of feet of high purity process piping, extremely low-resistivity deionized water systems, and 26 CRAC units for the class 100 cleanroom of the facility.

Location: Colorado Springs, CO
General Contractor: GE Johnson
Mechanical Contract Value: $4,250,000
Date Completed: 1985