Feeds

Intel to go 12-inch Coppermine in Hudson?

Evidence mounts that copper's in the boat

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Sources close to Intel's plans in the USA have said that its plans to revamp its Hudson site, which it announced last week, is likely to be connected to its plans to move to 12-inch (300mm) silicon wafers. Earlier this year, Intel confirmed it was going ahead with plans to move to 12-inch wafers, which require a more specialised process technique because of the extra fragility of the expense silicon platters. According to our sources, which are not 500 million miles away from Intel's Chandler Arizona Fab 12, already a .18µ (micron) factory, the company will revamp its Hudson fabrication plant and convert it to 300mm and perhaps also to copper technology just as soon as it possibly can. As evidence, the rumour mill points to how the delivery date of Silicon Valley Group's latest 300mm capable MicraScan stepper lithography tool, and the timetable for Intel's refurb of its Hudson factory seem to be practically identical. Intel already has a 300mm (12-inch) development fab in Oregon, and is apparently now happy it can move the technology to other sites. Last week, Intel announced that it was to pump up its Chandler fab and re-furb its Hudson fab. The latter is in Intel's purview after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) brokered a deal between Digital (now Compaq) and Intel in settlement of alleged anti-trust activities. ® See also Intel a twelve incher Intel outlines 12-inch future

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Bono apologises for iTunes album dump
Megalomania, generosity and FEAR of irrelevance drove group to Apple deal
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
10 Top Tips For PRs Considering Whether To Phone The Register
You'll Read These And LOL Even Though They're Serious
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.