EETimes bericht dat Intel een in Colorado Springs gevestigde chip fabriek van Rockwell International heeft overgekocht. De produktiefacaliteit zal vanaf eind dit jaar in gebruik worden genomen voor de fabricage van 32- en 64-bit processors:
Intel plans to use the fab for advanced sub-quarter-micron CMOS processes for 32- and 64-bit processors, according to an analyst who asked to remain anonymous. A fairly rapid ramp for the fab is foreseen. While employees at Intel's Rio Rancho fab in New Mexico claim limited cutbacks have begun at the Fab 9 facility on the West Mesa near Albuquerque, an Intel spokesman said that any slowdown in hiring was related to equipment refurbishing, and that Rio Rancho remains on a fast growth path.
The former Rockwell facility at Garden of the Gods Road is one of the largest industrial buildings in the region, dwarfing Colorado Springs fabs owned by Atmel Corp. and LSI Logic Corp.