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Intel is planning an $8 billion new manufacturing facility in Ireland

By mongeese · 8 replies
Feb 10, 2019
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  1. Intel has unveiled new plans to expand a previously planned 90,000m2 manufacturing plant in Co Kildare, Ireland by another 110,000m2 with a budget of $8 billion. It’ll take four years and 3,000 construction workers to build and will employ 1,600 staff.

    The new facility is an add-on to their existing Leixlip campus, which currently employs 4,500 people. While much of the new construction is raw manufacturing, a good portion of it is designed to increase the efficiency of the current manufacturing line.

    In addition to several gigantic buildings, there’ll also be eight huge water tanks reaching up to 63m, 50m towers, backup generators, and wastewater treatment plants. It’ll need them, too: it’s expected to consume 37 million liters of water every day.

    To help the local community take the blow from the massive and sudden growth, Intel has proposed plans to widen roads and set up buses and bike paths and parking spaces for new employees. They will also plant 6,000 trees and 12,000 shrubs on campus to mitigate environmental impact.

    While this will be Ireland’s largest-ever private investment, there’s some doubt that Intel can pull it off. “We’ve been here before with other companies, which didn’t get over the line,” said an anonymous council member that is reviewing the blueprints. Apple, in particular, has announced large expansions in the country which it backed out from at the last minute.

    Intel’s situation is different though. There’s no doubt that they’re in dire need of some expansion, and they must get 10nm sorted soon to compete with TSMC’s 7nm process, which will be arriving on Ryzen in less than six months. While this plant won’t arrive in time for that, it will no doubt give them a sorely needed boost down the line.

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,448   +865

    "Intel’s 8th gen and 9th gen parts have suffered from low yields that have increased prices, reduced availability, and even forced them to return to 22nm in some cases."

    Yet people continue to complain about pricing...
    Intel doesn't owe us a damn thing.
    Sausagemeat likes this.
  3. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,902   +3,346

    Likewise, the customer doesn't owe Intel a thing either. Not having product to sell seems pretty detrimental to a business, especially when your competitor is taking marketshare.

    I also don't think Intel pinning a "We don't give a crap" on their door would be helping any either.
  4. Dimitrios

    Dimitrios TS Guru Posts: 430   +310

    Increase of demand. IDK I don't believe it. AMD is stealing a lot of their market.

    Maybe our economy is doing well? Nah everyone say's Trump is ruining our country and economy lol. Some tech companies are blaming Trump for poor sales numbers and future ones with this China trade thing. Crappy over priced Harley even blamed Trump for poor sales numbers and cut backs. I'm a long time rider and I 100% truly know why Harley hurting (cough cough). So which is it? I want the truth!
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2019
  5. petert

    petert TS Evangelist Posts: 359   +157

    Ireland's economy is going to do well, while US's is still gonna go down as it is ... you should have read the article.
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,255   +3,670

    LOL ..... Ohhhhhh, the Donald isn't going to be happy about that one!
  7. Capaill

    Capaill TS Evangelist Posts: 860   +468

    Well, it's currently between Ireland and Israel - we're waiting for Intel to choose. Either way, it's not going to America unless the Trump can play a very big card.
  8. JamesSWD

    JamesSWD TS Maniac Posts: 331   +182

    The American economy has been booming thanks to Trump. Pay attention.
  9. Why do you bring up Trump in every article that has nothing to do with Trump?

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