Feeds

Intel plans $3bn 300mm-wafer fab in Arizona

First 45nm production plant

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intel is to build a 300mm-wafer fabrication facility in Chandler, Arizona, the chip giant said yesterday.

The $3bn plant, dubbed Fab 32, is Intel's sixth 300mm-wafer fab, but will be the first to mass-produce 45nm chips when it goes on stream in H2 2007. Other 45nm lines are already in development at Intel's R&D fabs.

Some 1,000 jobs will be created at the site as the facility moves from the construction phase into test production. Some 3,000 workers will be required to assemble the 1 million sq ft factory and install the chip-making equipment.

Four of Intel's existing 300mm fabs are located in Oregon, New Mexico and the company's Ireland facility at Leixlip. Arizona is already home to the fifth 300mm fab, currently being converted from 200mm production to the larger wafer size with a view to beginning production early next year. ®

Related stories

AMD's Opteron decimates Xeon market
Intel Pentium M 780 pops up in Japan
Intel dual-core Celerons to sport 5xx model numbers?
Intel pushes 'East Fork' home PC 'back to Q1 2006'
AMD's battle with Intel to go west?

Whitepapers

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.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Website security in corporate America
Find out how you rank among other IT managers testing your website's vulnerabilities.