Former Silicon Valley Companies Pollute Google's New Building

From the Mountian View Voice “Toxic vapors found in Google offices

Over 1,000 Googlers moved into “the Quad” near Whisman Road and Middlefield Road in June of 2012, an area once home to Fairchild and Intel, among others. Those companies used TCE (trichloroethylene) as a solvent in the manufacturing of the first silicon computer chips, leaving behind a massive plume of contaminated groundwater discovered in 1981 — one that may take many more decades to clean up.

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Globalfoundries Recruiting In Albuquerque

Globalfoundries, Formally AMD, is recruiting in cities that have Intel factories for their Fab 8 factory in New York. Including Albuquerque. Brightsideodthenews.com has an article on the hiring.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES was launched in 2009 with a simple but ambitious goal – to become the world’s first truly global semiconductor foundry.

Since then, we have achieved this goal by investing in manufacturing operations spanning three continents.

We are charting a bold new course to completely reshape the landscape of the foundry industry through a collaborative approach to both technology development and customer engagement.

To support our growing global operations, we are currently recruiting experienced semiconductor industry professionals to fill new positionsat the company’s corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley and at the company’s new Fab 8 facility currently under construction near Saratoga Springs, NY.

Do you have what it takes to join our team? Are you ready to help rewrite the rules of the semiconductor industry?

Apply now and join us at one of our selected tour stops across the U.S.

We will be hosting “Opportunity Summit” events in the following cities:

Manassas, VA September 7-8

Austin, TX September 15-16

Dallas, TX September 16-17

Albuquerque, NM September 27-28

Chandler, AZ September 29-30

Boise, ID October 5-6

Salt Lake City, UT October 7-8

Milpitas, CA October 14

Portland, OR October 19-20

Burlington, VT October 21-22

Boston, MA October 25-26

Portland, ME October 27-28

Milpitas, CA November 11

AMD Gets Paid

I was really surprised by an AMD and Intel announcement today.

Intel Corp. is paying Silicon Valley rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. $1.25 billion to squash a legal battle over Intel’s sales tactics, a rift that led to antitrust charges against Intel in several countries and was headed toward a costly and nasty trial next year.

Intel still has to face government charges from the EU and NY State but it AMD will stay out of those and not start any lawsuits of it’s own.

Update: TechCrunch says 1.25 billion is nothing to Intel.

Just to put the size of the settlement in context, last year Intel’s revenues were $38 billion. Last quarter alone, it was making roughly $104 million a day. At that rate, Intel brings in $1.25 billion every 12 days. It can absorb the settlement pretty easily.