ASML investing $200 million in Connecticut facility, adding 1,000 jobs
2 Jun 2022
WILTON — Officials with Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML will invest $200 million to expand its operations in Wilton, a move that is expected to create 1,000 new jobs over the next two years.
ASML’s design, engineering, and production center, which is located at 77 Danbury Road, is already the company’s largest research and development and manufacturing site in the United States. The company employs more than 2,000 people there and has already invested $100 million in cleanrooms, labs, and offices at the facility, according to ASML officials.
The announcement was made on Memorial Day in the Netherlands by Peter Wennink, chief executive officer and president of ASML who was joined by Don Graves, the deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The domestic announcement of the expansion occurred Thursday.
Wennink said the company’s Wilton facility “is a good example of that investment and one of several sites in the US that are fundamental to ASML’s success.”
“The semiconductor industry’s growth continues apace,” Wennik said. “To meet projected demand in the years ahead ASML is investing in infrastructure and people.”
Graves said ASML is the latest international company to make a significant investment in American semiconductor manufacturing during the administration of President Joe Biden. The expansion announcement comes as the Bipartisan Innovation Act, legislation that would invest $52 billion in the research, development, and production of semiconductors in the United States, advances toward final passage before Congress.
“Since day one, the Biden administration has pledged to revitalize our domestic manufacturing economy and keep our country safe,” Graves said in a statement. “Achieving these goals starts and ends with advanced semiconductors made right here in the United States. Semiconductors power everything from our homes and cars to lifesaving military and medical technology.”
Wilton First Selectwoman Lynne Vanderslice was not immediately available for comment.