Intel to invest $7 billion in 32nm plants

by admin February 10, 2009 at 5:36 pm

Despite the current downturn and its recent heavy losses, Intel will be spending big for the future with three new 32nm plants.

Intel’s Paul Otellini has today announced that the company will spend $7 billion (£4.74 billion) over the next two years to build manufacturing facilities, in a heavy investment programme that the company said is its largest ever.

The move is likely to please the US government, as Intel said the move will create 7,000 ‘high-wage’ jobs. The facilities will be located at its existing plants in Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico and will be used to build micro-processors based on its newest 32nm manufacturing process.

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