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Intel does not accept new chip factory in Arizona for the time being in operation

2014-03-21  |  Comebuy News

Intel is its prestigious new "FAB 42 in the U.S. State of Arizona not soon start."The new building will be empty for the time being and is intended for future technologies", said Intel spokesman Chuck Molloy to Reuters.

In Chandler, Arizona, Intel maintains several facilities, including already since 2007 its Fab 32. 2011 began with the construction of FAB 42, which should produce processors in 14-nanometer technology. At the beginning of the construction said, Intel will put $5 billion into the plant.

In January, President Barack Obama the factory as part of his election campaign program had visited and praised Intel for the resulting US jobs. He mentioned Fab 42 early 2013 in his speech on the State of the nation: "After for many years created factories in other countries such as China, Intel opened its technically advanced work here at home."

Reuters according to Intel is expanding but other factories at the site in Arizona: the 22-nanometer production in older works will converted to 14 nm. "Ultimately it's about the optimal use of capital", said Molloy. You have exceeded the target given to construction, to hire 1000 additional workers, already.

The restrained PC market would be at least partially responsible for Intel's slower approach. Already in April 2013, it said factory utilization was only 60% due to the low demand. Finally, tablets and Smartphones desktop computers replace increasingly. Last week, Gartner had reported the PC sales had declined in the fourth quarter to 6.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Fürs calendar year were down 10 percent to beech.

[with material by Dara Kerr,]

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