Apple, Finisar transforming Texas town's futureApple, Finisar transforming Texas town's futurehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=186252018-01-05T06:00:00Z2018-01-05T22:30:00Z

​​​​​​​​SHERMAN – SunEdison Inc. sold its high-tech facility in Sherman for $20 million.

The 700,000-sf plant (the former MEMC building​) will begin shipping in second half 2018.

Its output will make Sherman the VCSEL (vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers​) capital of the U.S. 

​Finisar will soon start hiring 500 highly skilled workers (engineers, technicians and manufacturing teams) and Bruce Armstrong, born and raised there, is busy getting the building ready.​

Finisar, a manufacturer of VCSELs that power some of Apple’s most popular new features, will be occupying the plant. 

Apple is helping Finisar open this facility by awarding laser manufacturer $390 million from Apple’s $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund—which is used to support innovation and job creation by American manufacturers.
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