Intel Leaving The Philippines?

Intel may be considering closing their operations in the Philippines.  There isn't any estimates on who Intel might be able to sell their facility to, or what such a sell might mean for the world's largest chip maker or the numerous employees.

“Located south of Manila and employing 3,000 people, Intel Technology Philippines Inc is the US firm's second offshore assembly operations center in Asia and also serves as a test site.

The company said it has invested around 1.51 billion US dollars in the country.”

The senior management met with employees Wednesday, but the fate of Intel’s operations in the Philippines will not likely be decided for another 6-9 months.
Tags:  Intel, AVI, AV, NES, Pi, EA, IP, PIN
ice91785 6 years ago
Philippines having a struggling economy also? Its a big deal that all those people will be without jobs BUT I am 100% sure Intel will open a new site else ware so its no biggie for them
AjayD 6 years ago
It is interesting that Intel would want to abandon a facility they invested 1.51 billion in soon after investing 2 plus billion on their new facility in China. Maybe they want to consolidate their Asian operations in China. China may have cheap labor and qualified workers, but it is not the basket I would want to be putting all my eggs in.
rjriley5000 6 years ago
Transnational tech companies like Intel and other members of the Coalition for Patent fairness and PIRACY are well known for what many people believe are at best questionable business tactics. I believe that this is true of their operations in both developed and developing countries.

In all cases their business practices are designed to extract the highest profit possible regardless of what the impact is on others.

Transnational corporations are exploiting developing countries in many ways.

Most developing countries understand the value of their natural resources even as they fail to recognize that their people's inventiveness may well be their most important natural resource.

It is a fact that transnational corporations will only stay in a developing country until another comes along which is ready to give them a better deal. This is what is happening today.

But there is something developing countries can do to ensure that transnational corporations cannot leave your economy devastated. You need to nurture and protect your inventors from being exploited. The answer is to require that corporations pay your inventors a fair royalty based on the value of an invention in addition to their base pay.

This will help fund domestic invention based business with community ties anchoring those businesses. Otherwise these predatory corporations will take the best inventions for virtually nothing and your people will be totally exposed to the whims of these companies.

Ronald J. Riley,

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frg1 6 years ago

i am pretty sure they will go to india or china 

ice91785 6 years ago

Haha I am sorry but comparing the two posts above this make me laugh a little bit....just due to the contrast in "content" shall we say?


...I'm sorry but I had to.... Angel 

AjayD 6 years ago

lol. Duly noted ice.

rjriley5000 raised an interesting point. He mentioned the trend of transnational companies playing musical chairs with whichever developing country is willing to offer them the best deal. This is something that will eventually have to come to an end. Among developing countries there are only so many that can cater to the workforce that tech companies require. I wonder how long it will be before countries like China, Taiwan and India begin to lose their advantages?

Part of what makes it so desirable for companies such as Intel to outsource labor to countries like China are of course their low cost of labor and also their lax governmental and environmental restrictions. With the world wide fight on global warming combined with China's epidemic pollution, they are soon to lose one of their major advantages. As far as low labor costs are concerned we needn't look any further than Japan for what will inevitably happen to China. After the end of WWII, Japan was favored by companies seeking cheap labor for manufacturing. Here we are a little over 60 years later and their cost of labor is now higher than that in the US. Soon it will be a much more level playing field and who knows, one day China and India may even outsource jobs to the US. Lets not forget the ever increasing robotization of much of the manufacturing process. It may eventually be about who has the cheapest electricity, not who has the cheapest human labor.

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