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Full 65nm production in China with 45nm to come later

According to a report at CNET, Intel is in the process of launching a new fabrication facility in China. The new facility will focus on producing multi-core processors at the 65nm level. Inside sources were unable to give exact details on date and costs of the facility, but considering previous facility projects, the new plant is estimated to cost Intel roughly $2.5 billion to $3.5 billion USD. Just several years ago, a full plant would cost Intel nearly $5 billion.

Intel already has an established presence throughout China, making the new 65nm plant its third major operation in the country. Shanghai and Chengdu are two locations where Intel branches staff roughly 6,000 employees. CNET's sources indicated, however, that Intel would be making its China operation independent, thanks to the enormous market potential of China that is just second behind the U.S.

DailyTech previously reported that Intel was working on expanding its capacities in Vietnam, another hot region for tech companies. Although Intel's new plant investment will not be manufacturing actual processors, it would be contributing to such things as assembly and product testing.

While 65nm production levels out the mainstream, Intel announced near the end of 2006 that it will be introducing 45nm products sometime in the second half of 2007. The company announced not just one, but two fabrication facilities, capable of producing 45nm products.

Intel's Fab 32 in Arizona will be its first full facility in the U.S. in a long time and it will also be launching Fab 28 in Israel in 2008. Intel currently has over 15 products in development that will be manufactured at 45nm, but the company mentioned that until 2008 arrives, 65nm will be a key stage in processor and silicon development.


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By crystal clear on 1/16/2007 12:18:29 AM , Rating: 2
I had made a post few days earlier-

Nothing new & NEWS
By crystal clear on 1/13/07, Rating: 1
By crystal clear on 1/13/2007 11:39:58 PM , Rating: 1



Some Intel news fresh out of the news fab-

Chip giant Intel plans new China plant: sources

The plant will make 65-nanometre multi-core processors, the sources, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters. This would make it Intel's first such manufacturing facility in Asia.

Intel, which entered the China market in 1985, has over 6,000 employees working on assembly, testing, research and development and sales and marketing in 16 cities there, according to the company's Web site.

Until now, most foreign chipmakers have used China for lower-technology test and assembly work, with few doing more sophisticated production in the market.

Intel said last month it would make China an independent sales and marketing region from the beginning of 2007, underlining the country's growing importance as the company's second-largest consumer market after the United States.

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?typ...

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*CNET itself took up the story from REUTERS-

"The plant will make 65-nanometer multicore processors, the sources, who asked not to be identified, told Reuters."

*I recvd this article in my "In box" from reuters & I slipped this article(portion) in the above post.

*there some interesting news on Intel-Israel(Kiryat Gat)
will post it soon.




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