Why it matters: If there’s one thing Intel has been struggling with lately, it’s pumping out their CPUs. Not only has the 10nm fabrication process been delayed three years so far with no guarantee it will make it this year, but lately Intel’s 8th gen and 9th gen parts have suffered from low yields that have increased prices, reduced availability, and even forced them to return to 22nm in some cases.
Intel has unveiled new plans to expand a previously planned 90,000m2 manufacturing plant in Co Kildare, Ireland by another 110,000m2 with a budget of $8 billion. It’ll take four years and 3,000 construction workers to build and will employ 1,600 staff.
The new facility is an add-on to their existing Leixlip campus, which currently employs 4,500 people. While much of the new construction is raw manufacturing, a good portion of it is designed to increase the efficiency of the current manufacturing line…Read More