Globalfoundries has announced two new members of its executive team: Norm Armour, newly-elected vice president and general manager, and Eric Choh, vice president of operations. The company is setting up shop for the development of Fab 2 at the Luther Forest Technology Campus in New York, its newest semiconductor fabrication facility. Fab 2 may shape up to be one of the world's most advanced semiconductor foundries, whose construction will bring in 6,500 jobs to the area.
Norm Armour is bringing more than 28 years of experience to the position where he will oversee the operations and set-up of the entire Fab 2 campus. Armour’s previous positions include vice president of fab consulting at Applied Materials, vice president and general manager for LSI Logic, and director of operations at AMD. He attended Southern Methodist University where he received a bachelor's degree in chemistry.
Eric Choh will be in charge of the day-to-day operations and production output of Fab 2 and will be reporting to Armour. Choh has more than 30 years of semiconductor industry experience, starting with his master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and extending into a number of positions such as vice president of Advanced Process Development, and acting as a member of numerous Fab start-ups.
"Norm and Eric bring a wealth of semiconductor manufacturing experience to Globalfoundries and will play critical leadership roles as we build and operate the most sophisticated semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world…we now have the leadership team in place to create a cluster of semiconductor manufacturing and technology innovation in upstate New York that will bring the next wave of chip innovation to the marketplace." said Douglas Grose, Globalfoundries CEO.