Photo: Amir Cohen
Intel plant in Kiryat Gat (archives)
Photo: Amir Cohen

Intel to open Jerusalem plant next week

World's biggest electronic chip maker says will open its new die preparation factory in capital on Sunday

Intel Corp, the world's biggest electronic chip maker, said on Sunday it would open its new die preparation plant in Jerusalem next week.


Intel closed its ageing Fab 8 chip plant in Jerusalem in 2008 and started converting the facility to a die prep plant.


Die preparation is the next stage following the production of wafers.


A spokesman for Intel in Israel said the plant – which cost tens of millions of dollars to convert and employs 150 people – officially will open next Sunday.


Intel Israel is one of Israel's largest exporters, with nearly $1.4 billion in 2008. Until now die preparation for Intel's chip wafers has been done in Asia.


Intel's $3.5 billion Fab 28 chip plant in Israel's southern city of Kiryat Gat opened late last year and makes processors with 45 nanometer-wide circuitry.


Intel also operates four research and development centers in Israel.


פרסום ראשון: 11.10.09, 17:29
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