Intel gets go-ahead to build $4B Irish processor facility

Intel logoIntel has received permission to build a new processor fabrication facility in Ireland, after receiving the go-ahead from Irish planning agency An Bord Pleanála. The $4 billion chip plant will be used by the processor manufacturer to create its 14-nanometer processors, with only the final decision from Intel management left before it can be constructed.

The factory will be a redevelopment of an existing facility in County Kildare, and has been planned as early as 2011, reports Silicon Republic. The local government approved the plans in August last year, but was then appealed by An Bord Pleanálla, which has since been approved after some minor concessions. The construction project will take two years to complete, and when finished, will give Intel 245,000 square meters (2.6 million square feet) to construct it's next generation of processor.

The construction will employ around 3,500 construction workers during the build, and once completed, is estimated to employ 800 full-time staff for chip production.

Intel has already been working on 14nm processors for a few years, with the first 14nm processors working in test labs since 2011. The Atom Z2580 system-on-chip was originally considered to be the first processor created under the new manufacturing process, with its 4G LTE support and energy efficiency combination being aimed towards mobile devices.

Source: Electronista

Tags: 14 nm, Intel

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
 
With the head of Samsung Group facing prison time, CEO calls for company to "start anew"
 
Is there a way to turn off the iPhone or iPad that doesn't require a button?
 
Users will be warned that the app is still in development and will be unstable
 
Quick test proves fast charging isn’t as fast as promised
 
Bitcoin shrugs off Chinese regulations and bubble chatter to smash a new record
 
Microsoft moves the controls to the Settings app
 
The Exynos-powered Note8 are capable of capturing videos at 60fps, not just 30fps, but the software on them doesn't allow it
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)