Intel breaks ground on $20 billion Chandler expansion

Construction equipment prepares the site for two new chip factories at Intel Corp.'s Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Arizona, in September 2021. The site will be home to Intel Fab 52 and Fab 62. The project price tag of $20 billion constitutes the largest private-sector investment in Arizona history. (Courtesy Intel Corp.)
Construction equipment prepares the site for two new chip factories at Intel Corp.'s Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Arizona, in September 2021. The site will be home to Intel Fab 52 and Fab 62. The project price tag of $20 billion constitutes the largest private-sector investment in Arizona history. (Courtesy Intel Corp.)

Construction equipment prepares the site for two new chip factories at Intel Corp.'s Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Arizona, in September 2021. The site will be home to Intel Fab 52 and Fab 62. The project price tag of $20 billion constitutes the largest private-sector investment in Arizona history. (Courtesy Intel Corp.)

Intel broke ground Sept. 24 on two new chip factories at the company's Ocotillo campus in Chandler, according to a news release from Intel. The groundbreaking signals the start of the company's $20 billion expansion project.

“Today’s celebration marks an important milestone as we work to boost capacity and meet the incredible demand for semiconductors: the foundational technology for the digitization of everything. We are ushering in a new era of innovation—for Intel, for Arizona and for the world," Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a news release. "This $20 billion expansion will bring our total investment in Arizona to more than $50 billion since opening the site over 40 years ago. As the only U.S.-based leading-edge chipmaker, we are committed to building on this long-term investment and helping the United States regain semiconductor leadership.”


With the addition of the two new factories—to be named Fab 52 and Fab 62—Intel’s Ocotillo campus will house a total of six fabs, according to the release. The new investment will create more than 3,000 high-tech, high-wage Intel jobs, 3,000 construction jobs and support an estimated 15,000 additional indirect jobs in the local community, according to the release. When fully operational in 2024, the new fabs will manufacture Intel’s most advanced process technologies, including the Intel 20A featuring the new RibbonFET and PowerVia innovations, according to the release.

“Today’s groundbreaking ushers in a new landscape for Arizona semiconductor production,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said in the release. “For more than 40 years, Intel has been at the center of Arizona’s innovation economy. Intel’s latest expansion promises to further that legacy for decades to come while creating thousands of jobs cementing Arizona’s position as a global leader for semiconductor manufacturing. We are grateful for Intel’s continued investment in Arizona and can’t wait to see these factories up and running.”


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