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One hundred workers will join the staff of 850 at SEH America as the company expands. SEH, which makes silicon wafers for semiconductor chips, will be the only U.S. producer of a 300 mm wafer, a larger and more technologically advanced wafer. The company will put $350 million into the expansion.

 

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