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Intel opens 65nm Irish fab

European first
Thu Jun 22 2006, 19:49
INTEL TODAY PROCLAIMED its first European 65nm fab in Leixlip, Ireland, open and ready to churn out the chippery.

The chipmaker said the US$2 billion factory has begun high-volume production using 65nm process technology on 300mm wafers.

It reckons the fab, Fab 24, has the potential to generate the world's highest microprocessor output at the lowest cost. It just has to convert hat potential into reality.

Intel chief Paul Otellini tipped up in Ireland to crow about the the new plant. µ

 

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