X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

SANTA CLARA, CA-Intel Corp. said Wednesday it will close two assembly test facilities overseas and halt production at wafer fabrication facilities here and in Hillsboro, OR, as it attempts to “align its manufacturing capacity to current market conditions.” The plan is to consolidate and streamline older manufacturing capacity without impacting the deployment of new manufacturing capacity.

Overseas, Intel says it plans to close two existing assembly test facilities in Penang, Malaysia and another in Cavite, Philippines. In the US, it will halt production at Fab 20, an older 200mm wafer fabrication facility in Hillsboro, OR, and the D2 facility in Santa Clara. Fab 20 totals approximately 600,000 square feet and is part of its Ronler Acres campus west of Portland. D2 is a 900,000-square-foot facility located behind its corporate headquarters.

The closures, combined with the shutdown of associated support functions, are expected to affect between 5,000 and 6,000 employees worldwide. The actions and the resulting layoffs will occur between now and the end of the year, the company said. Some affected employees may be offered positions at other facilities.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.