Intel Allocates $20 billion to Build Two New Advanced Chipmaking Factories in Ohio
Intel Announces Next US Site with Landmark Investment in Ohio
LICKING COUNTY, Ohio, Jan. 21, 2022 – Intel today announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio. The investment will help boost production to meet the surging demand for advanced semiconductors, powering a new generation of innovative products from Intel and serving the needs of foundry customers as part of the company’s IDM 2.0 strategy. To support the development of the new site, Intel pledged an additional $100 million toward partnerships with educational institutions to build a pipeline of talent and bolster research programs in the region.
“Today’s announcement is monumental news for the state of Ohio,” said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. “Intel’s new facilities will be transformative for our state, creating thousands of good-paying jobs in Ohio manufacturing strategically vital semiconductors, often called ‘chips.’ Advanced manufacturing, research and development, and talent are part of Ohio’s DNA, and we are proud that chips – which power the future – will be made in Ohio, by Ohioans.”
With eight fabs planned, the site near Columbus is a centerpiece of an effort to increase the US chipmaking presence. President Biden is pushing for legislation that would speed Intel’s work.
In a press conference at the White House on Friday with Gelsinger, President Joe Biden called for Congress to pass legislation called the CHIPS Act that would grant chipmakers $52 billion in subsidies to help Intel and other chipmakers. “Let’s do it for the sake of our economic competitiveness and our national security. Let’s do it for the cities and towns all across America who are going to get their piece of the global economic package,” Biden said. “American workers are going to stamp everything we can ‘Made in America,’ especially these computer chips.”
“Today’s investment marks another significant way Intel is leading the effort to restore U.S. semiconductor manufacturing leadership,” said Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel. “Intel’s actions will help build a more resilient supply chain and ensure reliable access to advanced semiconductors for years to come. Intel is bringing leading capability and capacity back to the United States to strengthen the global semiconductor industry. These factories will create a new epicenter for advanced chipmaking in the U.S. that will bolster Intel’s domestic lab-to-fab pipeline and strengthen Ohio’s leadership in research and high tech.”
The New Ohio Chip Fab Factory Will Have Tremendous Impact
As the largest single private-sector investment in Ohio history, the initial phase of the project is expected to create 3,000 Intel jobs and 7,000 construction jobs over the course of the build, and to support tens of thousands of additional local long-term jobs across a broad ecosystem of suppliers and partners. Spanning nearly 1,000 acres in Licking County, just outside of Columbus, the “mega-site” can accommodate a total of eight chip factories – also known as “fabs” – as well as support operations and ecosystem partners. At full buildout, the total investment in the site could grow to as much as $100 billion over the next decade, making it one of the largest semiconductor manufacturing sites in the world.
Read more about the new chip fab factory on Intel’s website.
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