While Intel is a global corporation and they have incredible opportunities everywhere. So, step inside their world and find out where they do what they do to improve how people work, live, and play.
Fast Facts: The Site
Intel established a presence in Arizona in 1979 and began operations in Chandler, which is just 30 minutes southeast of Phoenix, in 1980.
Intel Arizona is their second largest site and they are the largest employer in Chandler, Arizona.
Intel Arizona consists of two large campuses and several smaller office buildings. The Chandler campus represents the breadth of Intel's business activities worldwide, whereas the Ocotillo campus focuses primarily on high-volume microprocessor manufacturing at state-of-the-art facilities.
Intel Arizona's fabrication facilities manufacture the Intel® Pentium® processor family of products, and is home to several business units focused on R&D, product design and development, and validation labs.
Since 1996, Intel has invested over $12 billion in high-tech manufacturing capability in Arizona and spend over $450 million each year in research and development. And, we're investing another $3 billion in our Arizona site to manufacture Intel's industry-leading, next-generation 32 nanometer technology.
Now Intel is investing an additional $5 billion to fabricate the new 14 nanometer technology chips in Chandler.
Intel is building the world’s most advanced, high volume chip fabrication plant in the Arizona desert -- even as most of today’s electronics are produced overseas.
At a whopping cost of about $5 billion, the "Fab 42" line is scheduled to be completed in 2013 and will be set up to produce chips with parts only 14 nanometers wide, close to the thickness of cellular walls. A human hair is about 100,000 nanometers.
For Intel, smaller parts means less heat and increased energy efficiency. In other words, they’re perfect for mobile phones.
In addition to Arizona Intel has plants in; Austin, Texas, Columbia, South Carolina, DuPont, Washington, Folsom, California, Fort Collins, Colorado, Hudson, Massachusetts, Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Santa Clara, California.