The luck o’ the Irish is going strong, apparently, as Intel
is planning to build a plant in Ireland for the purpose of manufacturing 14nm
chips which will reportedly create 800 permanent tech jobs and 3,500 construction jobs.
According to Silicon Republic, the project should take two years to complete at a total cost of $4 billion. The new facility will be built at the existing Intel campus at Leixlip in Co Kildare. The total square footage (er, metre-age) will be 244,819 square metres and will include a three-story fab, a building for housing liquid chemicals and wastewater, a two-story boiler and chiller, emergency power facilities, a five-level parking garage, and more.
Leixlip campus (Image credit: Silicon Republic)
Intel was given approval for the project by Ireland’s An Bord Pleanála planning agency on January 17th. The plant reportedly will be one of three making the 14nm chips, with the other two in Oregon and Arizona.