Intel opens high-capacity 45nm manufacturing plant

By Justin Mann on
Intel announced today that they have opened up a new manufacturing facility in the U.S. This one is aimed exclusively at generating large quantities of 45-nm microprocessors, which is what most of Intel's CPUs have moved to or will be moving to in the near future.

The new facility, dubbed Fab 32, is located in Arizona and is only the second Intel fab that has the capacity to produce 45nm chips. Despite it being designed for high-capacity, they are playing up how eco-friendly the facility is, amongst various energy conservation features. The biggest impact a new facility will have on the end users is, ultimately, lower prices. Another fab means more processors and perhaps better yield, and with greater supply comes the ability for Intel to lower prices.

You can read the full press release at Intel's site.

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