Intel plans to invest $345 million in two of the company's existing manufacturing sites in Colorado and Massachusetts.
The investments will be used to increase the capacity of the wafer fabrications facilities (fabs), Fab 17 in
Hudson, Mass. and Fab 23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Both fabs are 200mm facilities that produce primarily chipsets communications and flash memory components
for a variety of Intel platforms.
"These investments will increase the capacity of our 200mm manufacturing network to support our platform
initiatives and will give us additional supply flexibility across a range of products," said Bob Baker,
senior vice president, general manager, Technology and Manufacturing Group.
In Colorado Springs $190 million will be invested as part of an upgrade to a second clean room within Fab 23
that will allow Intel to complete final processing steps for microprocessors -- produced on 300mm wafers at
other Intel locations -- prior to final testing and packaging. Construction on the project is set to begin
immediately, which will allow processing of advanced microprocessors in the second half of 2007.
In Hudson, Intel's $155 million investment will be used to increase overall capacity at Fab 17 by adding new
manufacturing equipment and reconfiguring portions of the factory. The additional capacity will be used to
manufacture a variety of logic products, including chipsets to support Intel's platform initiatives for
mobile, desktop and server systems.