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News Intel Pumps $2.7B Into Israeli Fab

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 18 Jan 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    How far are TSMC and GF away from 22nm at this moment in time? Do we have any timescales for their 22nm production?
     
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    I'm excited :D Bring on Ivy Bridge!
     
  4. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    why Israel?
     
  5. ChromeX

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    Because intel have had a fab over there for years, and upgrading one is FAR cheaper than building one from scratch
     
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    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    I see - I was thinking why not in Asia (since workforce is cheaper than in Israel)
     
  7. javaman

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    Government grants, skilled workforce. center of the known universe ie not far from turkey the gateway between east and west.
     
  8. cool_dude

    cool_dude Officially a decade on BitTech!

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    cheaper than us/uk etc?
     
  9. Xir

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    They were the first foreign Intel facilities...
    Linky, Intel Israel

    The Israeli Intel facilities were the ones that developped the "Centrino", "core" and "Sandy Bridge" brand of processors.
    Thus saving Intel from the disaster that was netburst-architecture.
    And they could produce the "core" processors that used very little power because they are one of Intels premium fabs for small transistor nodes.
     
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    from said linky
    My, I didn't know that, is that true?
     
  11. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    An abundance of sand?
     
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    If they need more sand then move it to Libya or Algeria. In 5 years they will import sand to Sahara. :evilgrin:
     
  13. RonanH

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    They have a large manufacturing complex in Ireland too ;) Intel Ireland
     
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    i thought the same thing haha.
     
  15. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Not really known for it's sandy beaches Ireland though is it? It's on par with the UK for it's sunny climate. (I knew we should have all voted for the Monster Raving Looney Party, who wanted to tow the British Isles down to the med for a better summer. I'm sure Ireland would have come along for the ride)
     
  16. Nikumba

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    Another advantage Israel has I believe is probably a lack of earthquakes

    Kimbie
     
  17. CM4786

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    I'll have you know that I live in Israel and that you mustn't forget the horrible drivers on the road and the "Tower of Babel"-like taxes. :)

    BTW, although the X86 chips are made here, we still pay nearly TWICE the price per CPU compared to the US....
     
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    Israel.. yup the prophecies are fulfilling , we're gonna run out of sand
     
  19. Nature

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    This is ridiculous! I can't believe how sand bias you guys are.
     
  20. Nature

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    Also free Palestine.
     
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