Intel given green light to build $4 billion 14nm chip plant in Ireland

By Shawn Knight ยท 17 replies
Jan 24, 2013
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  1. Intel has been itching to start construction on a new chip plant in Ireland to build future 14-nanometer microprocessors for some time but before anything could be done, they needed final approval from officials in the region to do so....

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  2. havok585

    havok585 TS Booster Posts: 155   +27

    Keep 'em comin'
  3. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Why Ireland? Why can't we have something something like this in South Africa? Oh yes I forgot about about the dimwitted, corrupt, self righteous, bigamist (those are their strong points) government we have.
  4. tomkaten

    tomkaten TS Maniac Posts: 222   +143

    If you were set on criticizing your government, you picked the least appropriate place to do it, IMO. Africa is not exactly the pinnacle of computing, so why place a factory there ? When all is said and done, the transportation costs alone would probably offset the lower land prices in a few years.

    I'm sure the ramifications of picking Ireland have been well studied. You can supply the whole of Europe and Russia by land transportation and you're one plane away from the coast of US of A, where land transportation can take over once again, to cover the whole continent.
  5. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    Naturally you're right but I couldn't help having a dig at my government. It's the only thing that I find funny in these depressing times we live.
  6. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    That's like 1-hour driving from where I live (Bray). Not that I have any objection, but the traffic is already quite bad here even at 7am.
  7. spencer

    spencer TS Addict Posts: 202   +22

    I know what you mean I believe America is more corrupt though. We have fluoride in our water. And federally fund GE for sending jobs to china, while leaving small businesses to suffer....I could go on and on but I digress
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    Also to add Ireland gives massive Tax breaks as well, so its also cheaper in the long run for them compared to moving 5 feet to the right to the UK where they will be taxed the living crap out of.
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  9. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Oh Burty, you live in the "UK", and you should know that Ireland is part of it!

    What I'm sure you meant to say is, "if they moved 5 feet to the right, they'd be in England and there would have the crap taxed out of them". (That's a loose "quote", so forgive me for the "colonial" syntax).

    BTW, in other news around and about the UK, there are many secessionists in Scotland. So, if you're ever in downtown Edinburgh and happen to see a bunch of people with their faces painted blue, run like hell!

    (It seems they think their economy is solvent of its own right. The nerve of some people, I know).

    And now, selected excerpts from the writings of George Harrison........:

    "Let me tell you how it will be, there's one for you nineteen for me"

    "Should five percent appear too small, be thankful I don't take it all".

    ""Cause I'm the taxman, oh, oh, I'm the taxman, and you're working for no one but me"! :oops:
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  10. You say why ireland why because intel plant is already there and there just extending it plus we speak english one plane away from usa and europe and yes our corporate tax is very low
  11. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Only the Northern part.
    County Kildare is Republic of Ireland.
    Fairly large distinction for the locals.
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  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    OK, so now you want social satire checked for 100% factual accuracy?

    Remember our slogan here at "Cranky Publications". "We fail to check our facts the first time, forget to check our facts a second time, and simply don't bother to check our facts the third time".

    But you just wait 'til England has a king again, the geopolitical boundaries could all change in a puff of teargas.

    Sing with me, "And did those feet, in ancient times, walk upon England's mountains green".....[ ]....
    "Bring me my bow, of burning gold, bring me my arrows of desire"....."Blah, blah, bla blah".......

    While you're at it, see if you can dig up this song by the Strawbs, "The Hangman & the Papist".

    (It's about two brothers separated at birth. One is raised protestant, the other catholic, this leads to a big finish....:eek: )

    Never mind Youtube came through
    Those were the days, when men were men, while wearing girly hair, guitars had 12 strings, and all the songs were melodic, but very ANGRY:mad: !!
  13. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,264

    Be careful captain, if Fox News hears you've appropriated their mission statement, there could be legal repercussions
    If its bonnie prince Charlie (Charles III/George VII), then he'd probably grant autonomy to any group that promised to revert to an agrarian lifestyle and adopt finger painting as their national sport, and if its William, he'll likely be too busy trying to secure a reality tv series deal to bother about annexation....and I'm not entirely sure whether Harry actually knows what a geopolitical boundary is, if the line of succession gets that far.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Yeah well, Harry's a helicopter gunner. British kings have been given names like, "The Lion Hearted", for a whole lot less. I bet he could kill everybody in Waterford in a single strafing run, without so much as breaking a glass!

    All of that notwithstanding, I don't see where any of it should prevent us from singing, "Jerusalem".
  15. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,146   +911

    I Hit reply, but then read Chef's Comment, he said it for me :)
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Just think of my posts as "Op-Ed satire". If you read the post, the only incorrect information is, "where is Ireland". OK, so that's a major faux pas. But still, the George Harrison quote is word for word! (Unless, he didn't write "Taxman". I didn't fact check that either).

    Just consider all the facts I did get correct. Many people in Scotland want to secede from the UK.

    Scotsmen paint themselves blue when they're pissed off!

    (I don't live in a cave you know, I've seen "Braveheart"! Who knows, maybe it's just Australians who paint themselves blue when they're pissed off, and blame it on the Scots. I didn't fact check that either).

    Bonny Prince Harry IS a gunner in an attack helicopter.

    The British are notorious for seizing land and forming colonies. I know, I live in one of them.

    As for whether Ireland will be considered for colonization under a future British monarch, we'll have to wait and see...;)

    Now can we all sing, "Jerusalem".....? We could do Eric Idle's version, and he looks sort of like George Harrison.

    (Couldn't find Mr. Idle's version). This will have to tide us over:

    And because you were bemoaning British tax rates, here's a bonus video :

    And NO, this isn't "Rick Rolling"! Think of these videos as, "musical cues", from a comedy movie.:)
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  17. Luurch

    Luurch TS Enthusiast Posts: 30

    Weird how you guys are complaining about this and that with land rights, I think it is a good move on Intels part to do this, earlier poster said that they would cover Europe and Russia by land and the rest of the world by air...I just like the fact that for once I will have something in a computer that isn't made in china...
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,006   +2,532

    Oh, I'm not complaining, I'm making sport of it....;)

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