Intel isn’t letting the economy slow them down, having just announced a $7 billion plan to build or upgrade manufacturing facilities within the USA over the next 2 years.  It would seem that the majority of Intel’s 32nm chips will be fabbed in the USA, perhaps pushing their overall american manufacturing above the 75% mark.  Drop by The Inquirer for more details on their plan and some pictures of the proposed fab upgrades

“INTEL PRESIDENT AND CEO Paul Otellini has announced a two-year plan in which the firm will channel $7 billion into building more advanced manufacturing facilities in the US.

The cash will mainly go towards kick-starting Chipzilla’s 32nm manufacturing technology and represents the firm’s biggest investment ever in new manufacturing process tech.”

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