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Malta officials satisfied new chip plant would be quieter

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Malta town officials say they’re satisfied that a proposed second GlobalFoundries computer chip factory won’t generate the nuisance noise complaints the first factory has. The question of noise appeared to be settled Wednesday with a sound engineer’s finding that the backup power unit building at the proposed Fab 8.2 won’t generate the same extraneous noise as the first plant, if properly designed. “Overall the conceptual design [for Fab 8.2] is a significant improvement over the ...


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