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Intel opens third 65nm manufacturing facility

Posted: 26 Jun 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Intel Corp. opened a high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in Leixlip, Ireland. This is the chip giant's third factory using its 65nm process technology. The $2 billion factory has begun high-volume production using 65nm process technology produced on 300mm wafer.

According to Intel, it is currently producing more than half its PC and server microprocessors using this process technology, and boasts that most chip firms have not yet shipped products based on 65nm.

"Intel's ability to ramp advanced 65nm silicon technology into high-volume production in three factories clearly sets us apart," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "The combination of 65nm technology and Intel's new Core microarchitecture changes the game in terms of the benefits we can provide our customers."

During the summer Intel will introduce its Core2 Duo processors for desktop (formerly codenamed Conroe) and notebooks (formerly codenamed Merom) and the dual-core Xeon processor 5100 series (formerly codenamed Woodcrest).

The chipmaker said it is also on track to begin production using its next-generation 45nm process technology by the end of 2007.

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