Intel Begins 300mm Production at Ireland Facility
Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) reported that its newest high-volume fab, Fab 24, has commenced production at 300 mm. The $2 billion facility is the company's fourth 300 mm manufacturing facility and is Intel's third fab to manufacture semiconductors at 90 nm.
"This new facility is the embodiment of Intel's commitment to high-volume, leading-edge, manufacturing capacity," said Craig Barrett, Intel CEO. "The combination of the capital efficiencies gained from 300 mm technology and the outstanding track record of our workforce makes this facility one of the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Intel's leadership in manufacturing technology enables us to meet the requirements of our worldwide customer base."