Intel to Invest $1.6b to Upgrade Chengdu Factory

Authors: Go Chengdu


Intel Corp announced on Dec. 3 that it will invest up to $1.6billion over the next 15 years to upgrade its chip factory in Chengdu.
As part of the plan, it will introduce its most advanced test technology to the site and other upgraded services including die preparation and assembly operations starting from 2015.
“The amount is our largest single investment in Chengdu, which is a significant step and an important corporate deployment to enhance Intel’s packaging and testing business, ”said Mr. William Holt, executive vice president and general manager of the Technology and Manufacturing Group at Intel Corp.
By bringing the latest technology to Chengdu, Intel is aimed to improve its business strategies in all computing and communications segments, particularly mobility business in the tablet, smartphone, Internet of Things and wearable segments.
Mr.Holt believes that with the rapid development of the Chengdu factory, Intel has become one of the largest test factories worldwide. The advanced test technology to be introduced to Chengdu is aimed at expanding Intel’s presence in the city and improving the site’s global competitiveness.
As the first distribution center of its kind in western China, Intel’s wholly owned Chengdu operation opened in 2005 and the company has invested $600million in the site, which specializes in wafer pretreatment, packaging and final test to all Intel’s products.

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