Intel revealed some additional details of its upcoming new fab complex in the United States. Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger stated that the new fab park will cost between 60 billion and 120 billion US dollars and will include multiple modules. , Able to use Intel’s wafer processing wafers. Advanced process technology and chip packaging facilities. The company’s goal is to build it close to the university to simplify the recruitment of new employees.
As part of IDM 2.0 strategyIntel will determine the exact location of its next major semiconductor manufacturing center in the United States before the end of this year. Pat Gelsinger said that the fab will include 6 to 8 modules, which will use the company’s leading manufacturing process to produce chips, will be able to use Intel’s EMIB and Foveros and other proprietary technologies to package chips, and will also run a dedicated power generation factory.Interview Washington post.
The cost of each semiconductor manufacturing module will be between 10 billion and 15 billion U.S. dollars, so Intel’s investment in the center in the next ten years may be “as low” as 60 billion U.S. dollars, and the highest may reach 120 billion U.S. dollars.
“We are looking at the entire United States,” Gelsinger told the media Washington post“This will be a very large site, so there are 6 to 8 fab modules, and the cost of each fab module is between 1 and 15 billion US dollars. This is a cost of 100 billion in the next ten years. US dollars, a project that creates 10,000 direct jobs. Based on our experience, these 10,000 jobs have created 100,000 jobs. So, in essence, we want to build a small city.”
Intel has not disclosed which nodes the first module of the fab will support, but since it will start operations sometime in 2024 at the earliest, the new factory may use Intel 4 and Intel 3 manufacturing technology. Ultimately, the fab complex will adopt more advanced manufacturing technologies. The capacity of the upcoming fab is unknown, and its location is also unknown. Intel needs to build its next manufacturing plant in a place with complete infrastructure and sufficient water and energy supplies. In addition, the company plans to build it near large cities with universities to attract higher-quality talents.
“Today, we are cooperating with multiple states in the United States. They provide us with suggestions on site location, energy, water, environment, proximity to universities, and skills and capabilities. I hope to make an announcement about the site before the end of the year. This year,” Gale Singh said.
Earlier this year, Intel outlined a plan to spend $20 billion to advance its manufacturing operations in Arizona. In addition, the company will announce the location of its new fab centers, such as the company’s factories in Arizona and Oregon.