This isn't new for Intel. Fab 12/24 in Arizona has already been making desktop Intel chips for more than a decade. Most of Intel's fabrication takes place in the US.
Intel chips are made here, Israel, or Ireland but final assembly can happen in all sorts of places
They are labeled with their final assembly point. Once the chips are fabbed they undergo initial testing on the wafer, but then the wafers are shipped off to a separate facility where they get cut apart, put in to the final retail package (meaning the actual thing you put in the computer), have final testing and QA done, and the boxed up. That second place is where they are labeled as being "made in" because the legal requirements of "made in" labels are a little silly. It comes from a time when things were largely if not completely made in one place. Now it just means wherever the final thing was assembled.
Nice try, it’s in Portland. Not the USA.
Similar to what was mentioned previously, the company I work for manufacturers the actual wafers here in the United States. But then we ship the wafers to Asia to get diced up and put in the black packaging. Lots of good paying jobs here in the states, but ultimately the chips do end up in Asia.thanks all for the replies, explains alot 90% of my chips say costa rica... now ima hunt ones that say us or israel n ireland.
The instruction set is independent of the fabrication plant.Isn't Intel making a huge bet by investing an enormous amount further into the x86 platform? Perhaps somebody with more insight can add some color here. Can these manufacturing plants be converted in the future, or is it a singular bet on x86?