Dutch semiconductor manufacturer ASML recently broke ground on the expansion of its Wilton, Conn., facility. The company, which employs more than 2,000 people in Wilton, is expanding the footprint of its design, engineering and production center, reports the Hartford Business Journal. The addition will allow ASML to add 1,000 new jobs at the site over the next two years, according to Gov. Ned Lamont.
The site is ASML’s largest research/development and manufacturing center in the United States. The company is investing $200 million into the expansion in the Fairfield County town.
The investment comes after Congress passed the CHIPS and Science Act, which provides $52 billion in grants for semiconductor manufacturing and research, aimed at creating manufacturing and technology jobs across the country.