Technology & Innovation

Contract Awarded for MIT LL Advanced Semiconductor Facility

Boston – Gilbane, in a joint venture partnership with cleanroom constructor Exyte, has been awarded the firm fixed price construction of a new a $279 million Advanced Compound Semiconductor Laboratory/Microsystem Integration Facility (CSL-MIF) for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL), located at Hanscom Air Force Base (AFB) in Massachusetts.

“Gilbane is extremely proud to play a part in moving this project forward and providing the Department of Defense with a new facility that will keep the Lincoln Laboratory at the forefront of advanced prototyping,” said Heidi DeBenedetti, executive vice president and Gilbane Federal division leader. “In order to deliver the best value to the government, Gilbane formed a JV with Exyte, the premier, leading-edge microelectronics facility construction firm. Together, we will build a modernized, state-of-the-art, laboratory allowing some of the best and brightest minds to tackle our nation’s most complex technological challenges. We look forward to working with our federal partners, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the team at Hanscom Air Force Base, to bring this very important project to fruition.”

MIT LL is a federally funded research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. The Advanced CSL-MIF consists of approximately 162,000sf of new laboratory and office space, including a cleanroom complex for use by the Advanced Technologies Division of MIT LL. The new CSL will consolidate MIT LL’s existing compound semiconductor materials growth, fabrication, and characterization facilities. The new MIF will consolidate and enhance MIT LL’s facilities for the fabrication and packaging of specialized advanced electronic prototypes. Representatives of Gilbane say these changes are necessary to effectively and efficiently ensure that MIT LL can continue to apply advanced technology to the realm of national security throughout the 21st century.

Construction is slated for completion in 2025.