Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday December 24, 2015

Google Buys Old Semiconductor Plant To Make $600M Data Center

It's nice to see an old semiconductor plant repurposed like this. Google officials say they want the facility to become "one of the world's most efficient and most technically advanced data center campuses" and have set a goal to offset one hundred percent of their energy use with renewable energy.

The company ended all speculation, announcing it has acquired the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in northeastern Montgomery County and will be transforming it into a $600 million data center to serve Google's vast and rapidly growing Internet search engine and overall application capacity. The news was confirmed to The Leaf-Chronicle first by Joe Kava, Google vice president for Data Center Operations, in a phone interview from his office in Mountain View, Calif.