Meer nieuws van EB Online want insane schrijft: "Intel is van plan om in de komende 2 jaar $800 miljoen pompen in een fabriek van Digital Equipment Corp die ze 2 jaar terug hebben overnomen. Verder zullenl er bovenop de huidige 1200 personeelsleden nog 450 bij komen":
Intel Corp. will spend nearly $800 million to upgrade its process specifications at the Hudson, Mass., fab it acquired from Digital Equipment Corp. two years ago.
The upgrades will be completed over a period of two years as the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip supplier replaces the existing manufacturing equipment with the same machines used in its other fabs. Intel will add 450 employees to the fab's existing 1,200 work force to facilitate the transition
Intel will purchase 0.18-micron lithography equipment to replace Digital's 0.25-micron lines as part of its “Copy Exactly” strategy, according to an Intel spokesman. As part of that effort, Intel has attempted to replicate the equipment and processes used in each of its fabs to minimize production errors in the delicate lithography process. “By moving the Hudson fab to the 0.18-micron process, we will make all of our products much more competitive [in the marketplace],” an Intel spokesman said.
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