Fremont, Calif. — Soraa has announced that it will open a new semiconductor fabrication plant in Buffalo, New York. In partnership with the State of New York, the company will construct a new state-of-the-art GaN on GaN™ LED fabrication facility that will employ hundreds of workers. The new facility is projected to be operational in 2015. Soraa currently operates an LED fabrication plant in Fremont, California, one of only a few in the U.S.
“We chose Buffalo as the best location for our new fabrication facility based on several factors, including the innovative high-tech vision and strategy of Governor Cuomo; the ability to attract some of the best and brightest scientists and engineers in the world; and the capacity to tightly control the product quality and intellectual property around our LEDs through our partnership with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering,” said Dr. Tom Caulfield, President and COO of Soraa. “With the new facility, our LED lighting capabilities will be refined and expanded, product innovation will accelerate, and light quality and efficiency will continue to improve.”
“Under the largest investment in our Buffalo Billion initiative, we are building a state-of-the-art campus to house high-tech and advanced manufacturing companies that will create hundreds of jobs and leverage over a billion dollars in private investment for Western New York,” Governor Cuomo said. “Today, we welcome world-renowned high-tech company Soraa to Buffalo – an affirmation that Buffalo is back and better than ever.”
“Our proprietary GaN on GaN LED technology has allowed the company to make ordinary lighting extraordinarily vibrant, brilliant and efficient. Soraa’s GaN on GaN LED bulbs are now regarded as the best in the world—whites look whiter, colors are natural and more saturated, and shadows are crisp and clean. This has fueled sales growth over the past year and created the opportunity to open a new fabrication facility,” added Dr. Caulfield.Tagged with tED