Lucent Technologies Announces Expansion of Southern California Manufacturing Capacity

May 21, 2000 by Jeff Shepard

Lucent Technologies' Microelectronics Group (Allentown, PA) announced a $40.0-million expansion of its manufacturing capacity in Southern California. The expansion, planned by Lucent's recently acquired Ortel Corp. (Alhambra, CA), is expected to increase the product output of the facilities by at least 16 times, and create approximately 450 manufacturing jobs in the San Gabriel Valley over the next 18 months.

The expansion includes construction of a new 20,000ft square, state-of-the-art wafer fabrication and testing facility in Irwindale, CA, and renovation of an existing 166,000ft square building located on the Irwindale campus.