Between October of 2008 and March 2009 a collaboration between Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) and the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) led to the need for and announcement of a leading-edge semiconductor manufacturing company. The company would address the growing need to enhance independent foundry capabilities.
On March 2, 2009 GlobalFoundries was officially launched.
Since then, GlobalFoundries has asked M+W Zander Operatives (a worldwide leader in architecture, engineering and construction services) to be the general contractor for the 4.7 billion dollar microchip fabrication plant in Malta, New York. This is where the SmartHome team comes in. M+W Zander decided the installation of two conference rooms would be best served with the concepts and ideas SmartHome is known for.
The large-scale project will include complete audio/video installations of the highest quality.Some of the features specifically involved are a pair of 1080P High Definition front projectors, two 110-inch motorized screens, a 50-inch Plasma display with a SmartBoard overlay, eight pairs of Kef Uni-Q in-ceiling speakers, wireless Shure lavalier microphones and a Denon receiver to decode HDMI audio from two computer towers.
All of this equipment will be streamlined so users can control their presentations by simply plugging in a USB thumb drive and utilizing the touchscreen controller. Audiences of fifty people will be able to hear speakers with out them ever having to raise their voices.
The GlobalFoundries project is a prime example of the SmartHome Theater and Technology Center installing innovative equipment in an efficient, cost-friendly way.
The SmartHome team would like to thank everyone they worked with this past year and is grateful for a successful 2009.