Mar 21, 2007

Intel Investing 2.5B In New Plant - In China

This information came from an article in the Sacramento Business Journal.

It’s hard to be upset with Intel’s decision to build a major manufacturing “campus” in Dalian, China. The world leading computer technology company building a plant in the world’s largest and fastest growing country is a nobrainer. Not to mention the additional benefit of low labor costs.

China isn’t the only location that Intel has expansion plans for,
from a February 26th press release:

Rio Rancho, New Mexico; $1 Billion

"Our new 45 nanometer process represents one of the most significant manufacturing breakthroughs in decades and we believe that putting it in our factory in New Mexico will help us deliver the best possible products for our customers," said Paul Otellini, Intel Corporation's president and chief executive officer. "Our Rio Rancho site has successfully operated in New Mexico for 27 years. Based on that success, we are pleased to position Fab 11X for Intel's next generation of technology."

Chandler, Arizona; $3 Billion

“…The company is currently building two other factories that will use the 45nm process. The $3 billion Fab 32 in Chandler, Ariz., will commence production late this year…”

Kiryat Gat, Israel; $3.5 Billion

“…$3.5 billion Fab 28 in Kiryat Gat, Israel, will begin production the first half of next year.”

From a June 22, 2006 Press Release:

Leixlip, Ireland; $2 Billion

“The US$2 billion factory has begun high-volume production using 65nm process technology produced on the industry’s largest wafer size (300mm), which provides the Intel fab with the potential to generate the world’s highest microprocessor output at the lowest cost. Along with Intel’s Fab 12 in Arizona and D1D fab in Oregon, the new facility (called Fab 24-2) is the most technologically advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing plant in the world building multi-core microprocessors.”

From an older Press Release dated September 15, 2005:

Shanghai, China; $1.3 Billion

“For more than two decades, Intel has invested nearly 1.3 billion dollars to China and cultivated a workforce of over 5,000 talented professionals. R&D has been a huge part of the company's investment since it first established the software labs in China in 1994.”