We're Building the World's Largest Silicon Carbide Device Manufacturing Facility
Expanding Capacity for Silicon Carbide
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
Hitting the Ground Running
Mohawk Valley Announcements
Cree Donates $3.5M To Support STEM Education Program for SUNY Polytechnic Institute to Help Train Tomorrow’s High-Tech Workforce
Cree & NY CREATES Announce First Silicon Carbide Wafer Demonstration At SUNY Poly In Albany
Cree Announces Update to Capacity Expansion Plan - Company to Build World’s Largest Silicon Carbide Device Manufacturing Facility in New York
Cree to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Silicon Carbide Capacity
Cree | Wolfspeed In the News
Cree ramps hiring in Utica, Albany as production start is a year out
Cree's $1B facility in Marcy marks construction milestone
Ceremony marks milestone in Cree project
Governor Cuomo Announces "Topping Off" Ceremony at Cree | Wolfspeed's Silicon Carbide Wafer Fab in Oneida County
Cree's $1 billion factory in New York is on schedule — even in a pandemic
'Huge change': Cree’s $1B facility in Marcy takes shape
Cree on track and likely to add design center in Marcy, officials say
Picente Talks Progress on Cree
Cree, Inc. Creating 600 Jobs in Region with New Manufacturing Facility in Marcy
Cree To Establish SiC Corridor On US East Coast
Cree CEO talks plans for new $1B facility in Marcy
Inside Cree's plans for its $1 billion Utica factory
Cree establishes SUNY Poly scholarships, professorships as part of community effort
Investing and Partnering in the Mohawk Valley to Build a High-Tech Workforce
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.
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.