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The Electronic Hearts of Society

Focus Area Advanced Technologies and Industrial Manufacturing

Gigantic interior space designed specifically to hold future computer banks.

Creating new parameters

As the world becomes more and more automated, the uses for electronic integrated circuits has increased well beyond the high-powered computational devices that drove the technology surge of the 60s and 70s. The internet is continuing to drive the data center market and semiconductors are playing a crucial role in the advent of the “Internet of Things”. Everything from medical devices to the cars we drive and the appliances we put in our homes touch every part of our lives, making them truly the electronic hearts of our society.

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  • Architecture
  • Building Sciences
  • Commissioning
  • Engineering
  • Science / Technology

Semiconductor

The semiconductor and advance technology industries are driven by innovation, reliability and speed that connect users to an ever-evolving technological world. Our forward-thinking design process molds the manufacturing configuration into flexible, built environments by simplifying structural grids, harnessing reliable power sources and balancing repetitive mechanical and specialty process systems into complex environmentally-controlled facilities.

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After years of collaborating on large scale technical projects, Page and IMES combined to expand Page’s Science / Technology market sector. Our combined portfolio includes billions of dollars of technically challenging and complex projects in the advanced technology and pharmaceutical industries across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Speed to market

At the time of its construction, the Samsung Austin Semiconductor Fab A2 was the largest wafer fabrication facility in the United States. Page architects and engineers converted 800 sheets of design drawings from Korea into 4,300 construction documents based on American standards and English measurements. Construction documents were issued through a “just-in-time” method of construction which enabled the project to be completed in a little over one year.

Large corporate building that actually houses a fabrication facility.
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Eye to the future

A confidential research and development fabrication facility designed for 22 nanometer technology for a semiconductor client was master planned to include the ability to easily expand the new facility by doubling its size. The design and construction was a fast-track delivery and included a 350-line design schedule, approximately 1,000 construction drawings and specifications, early release of foundations, and more in unison with construction sequences.

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Bringing innovation into the millennium

Since 1985, Page has worked continuously with Texas Instruments on over 100 projects worldwide. Their R-Fab 1 project was designed to meet high building science standards of sustainability and resilience. Innovative ideas were implemented to reduce cost, speed construction and allow for material recycling.

Drive-up entrance to a large rectangular glass building that looks corporate: flag in front, parking lot, symmetrical elements.
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Design elements in the fab plant that were customized to accomplish this included the split temperature chiller plant, heat recovery process in CDA and chillers; premium efficiency motors; exterior materials; make-up air energy recovery run-around; minimization of pipe/duct friction and >90% construction waste recycling. Page is currently working on the second facility of this kind on the same campus.

  • 7 mil SF OF CLEANROOM DESIGNED FOR MULTIPLE CLIENTS
  • 2.4 mil SF OF SEMICONDUCTOR FACILITIES DESIGNED
  • 1st WAFER FABRICATION FACILITY DESIGNTO RECEIVE LEED CERTIFICATION

“I definitely endorse Page as an extremely competent and creative design firm that can execute high profile projects to a very successful completion.”

Tom Hardzinski

Construction Manager, Texas Instruments, Inc.

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