Re: Intel to build plant in AZ
It's about ****ing time.
The "low labor rate" is a double edged sword, and when it comes to silicon production, is not much of a cost savings. Most of the cost of a fab is the equipment and logistics as mentioned. US labor's productivity rate is also the highest in the world which helps offset the cost.
Building in China imo, is very risky long term.
I'd been told about a year ago by an Intel insider that they would not ever build another fab in the US. I wonder what changed the minds. (or if he was just plain wrong)
Last edited by luvtolean; 07-26-2005 at 12:56 PM.