Oregon may get Project Azalea

first_imgCamas Mayor Scott Higgins has said that his city is a potential location for a wafer plant being considered by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the parent of Camas-based WaferTech.But TSMC’s possible project, estimated by one local official as a $4 billion to $6 billion investment, appears to be a separate proposal from the one code-named “Azalea” that is being considered for Oregon, according to speculation in news accounts.WaferTech already owns vacant land adjacent to its existing Camas wafer fab at 5509 N.W. Parker St., off Northwest Lake Road, that could accommodate an additional fab.Higgins has said a WaferTech expansion would generate at least 1,000 jobs.— Cami JonerPORTLAND (AP) — Oregon lawmakers say the state is in the running to land an electronics factory worth at least $1 billion employing 1,000 workers, and they’re proposing to clear the way for it to be built on a tract in Washington County.The development is known as “Project Azalea.” State economic development officials say the unnamed company proposing it has looked at sites in Hillsboro, upstate New York and possibly elsewhere, The Oregonian newspaper reported Friday.last_img