AMD Submits Site Development Plan for New Austin Campus
Subject: Cases and Cooling | December 13, 2005 - 04:47 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Dec. 13, 2005 - Austin, Texas - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today submitted its site development plan to the City of Austin for a new campus to be built on 58 acres AMD has agreed to purchase in Southwest Austin. The new campus, known by the project name "AMD Lone Star," will bring together local non-manufacturing operations currently spread across multiple locations in Austin. Spansion(tm), the Flash memory venture of AMD and Fujitsu Limited, will build upon AMD's established roots in East Austin by continuing local manufacturing operations at Fab 25 on East Ben White Boulevard.
The site plan was created in collaboration with a team of leading environmental experts and incorporates the latest in green building techniques and materials. Once completed, the new campus is expected to achieve a Gold Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The Gold LEED certification, which requires meeting at least 39 strictly quantified credit-based criteria, would make the new AMD campus one of the largest commercial development projects in the country to achieve such a rating and set a new standard for sustainable development.