In Vietnam, an Intel testing and packaging facility has been operating since 2006, which initially worked with chipsets, but systematically switched to the most modern processors. By investing another $ 475 million in the expansion and modernization of the enterprise, the company will be able to process the most complex products in terms of layout.
In an official press release on Intel’s website, it is reported that by the end of 2020, the Vietnamese company has mastered the production of not only tenth generation Core processors, but also highly integrated systems for base stations of 5G networks, as well as processors with hybrid architecture. The latter could indicate a local enterprise is being used to package and test 10nm Lakefield processors, as future Alder Lake processors with hybrid architecture are not yet in full mass production.
From June 2019 to December 2020, Intel invested $ 475 million in the modernization of the Vietnamese enterprise, which, together with an initial investment of $ 1 billion, increased the core costs to $ 1.5 billion. The company says the upgrade is important for the company as it strives to develop a multi-product portfolio. The Vietnamese facility employs over 2,700 people and is the country’s most expensive high-tech project with US funding. By the end of 2020, the Vietnam facility had shipped more than 2 billion units to customers around the world.