Intel opens chip testing facility bigger than five football

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Old 15-Jan-2011
Intel opens chip testing facility bigger than five football

When Intel builds a new facility it builds big. The latest facility to open is located in Vietnam and cost $1 billion to develop. The high cost is not only due to the equipment it will contain, but the sheer size of the operation.
In total it covers 46,000 square meters, or around five and a half football fields. Inside will be roughly 4,000 employees with the main work carried out at the facility being that of processor testing and packaging, otherwise known as IC-packaging and testing.
Intel originally announced the building of the facility in Ho Chi Minh City in 2006 before construction commenced in 2007. At the time it was thought $300 million expenditure was required and 1,200 people would be employed. Both those figures seem to have increased substantially.
Intel stated that the combination of support from the government in Vietnam and the skilled workforce made it an easy decision to build the new facility in the country. Intel is also using it as a reference point for all future assembly plants due to its built-in efficiencies

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