Linear Technology considers new fab

A new Linear Technology factory would be the first new fab built in the Silicon Forest since 2003.

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California-based Linear Technology Corp. is considering building a new computer chip factory next to its current facility in Camas, Wash.

It would be the first computer chip factory to be built in the Silicon Forest since 2003. A decision could be made by the end of the year, says chief executive Lothar Maiar.

“It just feels very strange talking about it,” he said this afternoon, “because I would have told you just a few quarters ago that wasn’t very likely.”

What’s changed at Linear is emblematic of what’s changed in the broader high-tech economy. Last week, Intel reported spectacular growth and announced it plans to add 1,000 additional jobs. Google and others are hiring, too, signaling a rapid rebound in technology.

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