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According to SiliconRepublic, the $4 billion plant will require a total of 3,500 construction workers over a period of two years and 800 permanent workers once completed. The new facility will include a new semiconductor wafer fabrication facility measuring 244,000 square meters (this will be housed inside the existing manufacturing complex), a three-storey main fabrication facility with a floor area of 101,000 sq metres, and several other facility support buildings for waste and chemical storage, water treatment, and more.

From the looks of it: 2 of the 3 14nm plants will be in America, this will be the only one located overseas.
Edited by sherlock - 1/26/13 at 7:22pm
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Dang, the amount of money baffles me.
    
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Dang, the amount of money baffles me.

To put it in perspective, Intel's 2012 Q4 net income is $2.5 billion from a revenue of $13.5 billion .
Edited by sherlock - 1/26/13 at 7:34pm
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Cool, maybe they want a plant there because it's so cold and dreary they can overclock better with the lower temps biggrin.gif
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Or maybe they don't want their workers to get skin cancer, or bitten in the balls by a spider while there having a **** lol
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Haha. Green... I get it tongue.gif

Won't be up and running for a while I presume. It mentioned 14nm
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I think Intel needs to start tempering their spending. They've got some rough roads ahead now that the age of the tablet has begun. ARM has a firm grasp on the market, and PC sales are declining. They made a giant slab of money this year, and that's good, but their golden age has passed, and now they're going to have to fight to remain competitive in this new world of ultra-mobile devices.

And yet Intel builds ANOTHER chip fab, this time in Ireland. rolleyes.gif
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Irish eyes will definitely be smiling.. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

I think Intel needs to start tempering their spending. They've got some rough roads ahead now that the age of the tablet has begun. ARM has a firm grasp on the market, and PC sales are declining. They made a giant slab of money this year, and that's good, but their golden age has passed, and now they're going to have to fight to remain competitive in this new world of ultra-mobile devices.

And yet Intel builds ANOTHER chip fab, this time in Ireland. rolleyes.gif

Not like they can't manufacture mobile chips to be competitive in that market segment at this new fab.
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Originally Posted by Mad Pistol View Post

I think Intel needs to start tempering their spending. They've got some rough roads ahead now that the age of the tablet has begun. ARM has a firm grasp on the market, and PC sales are declining. They made a giant slab of money this year, and that's good, but their golden age has passed, and now they're going to have to fight to remain competitive in this new world of ultra-mobile devices.

And yet Intel builds ANOTHER chip fab, this time in Ireland. rolleyes.gif
yup, I'm sure you know more than all the people at Intel who decided to build this plant, that probably spent thousands of hours making sure it would be a wise investment
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