Intel has plans to drop a chunk of change upgrading existing Fabs and building a new one in Oregon. The D1C and D1D fabs in Oregon and the Fab 12 and Fab 32 factories in Arizona are all being retooled for 22nm production and the new Fab, called DX1 will be designed with research capabilities in mind, more of a testing ground than a production facility. Currently Intel has 3/4 of its production capabilities located in the US and this move may see than number grow closer to 100%. Check out the news at The Inquirer.
“Chip giant Intel will shell out some $8bn and create thousands of jobs to build out chip development and fabrication facilities in the US for its future 22 nanometer PC and server chips.
The company said it will upgrade four exiting US wafer-bakers with 22nm equipment, specifically the D1C and D1D fabs in Oregon and the Fab 12 and Fab 32 factories in Arizona. Some of that $8bn will also go into the creation of a new fab, called D1X, that will be plunked down in Oregon and start pumping out test chips in 2013.”
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