Intel to close factory in Costa Rica

Intel to close factory in Costa Rica

Intel has been a famous brand name for decades. It is everywhere – you can see an Intel logo on nearly every PC or notebook, in stores, on TV, etc. This is so because the company has been churning out chips in great quantities for years, making itself the leader on the processor market. Well, starting now there will be less Intel around us.

The US company quite surprisingly decided to close its manufacturing facility in Costa Rica. While this action is surprising the reasons behind it are not – PC sales have been going down for years and things do not seem to change for the better any time soon. This is why Intel postponed the opening of its Fab 42 facility in Arizona and now axes the factory it has in Costa Rica.

The facility closing will make 1500 people jobless but Intel plans to keep 1000 workers there. They will not be making chips, instead they will help the company with various projects. As to the equipment – it will be shipped to other Intel factories by the end of the year. Strangely enough the Costa Rica manufacturing facility has produced 21 per cent of all Intel processors per year so far.

Source: Intel

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