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Report: Debate rages over Intel Israel fab

11/11/2010 11:43 PM EST
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krisi
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krisi   11/15/2010 9:13:28 PM
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Where is the controversy here? Every corporation will try to get the best deal anywhere else in a world considering all the factors (costs, people, resources, etc)...this article sounds like business as usual...Kris

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David Ashton   11/14/2010 8:03:40 AM
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For such a small country you have to admire Israel's commitment to high-tech. They punch well above their weight.

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kdboyce   11/12/2010 4:59:17 AM
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The referenced article is a good example of "why, and why not" subsidize Intel's fab expansion to Kiryat Gat. Valid arguments exist on both sides. I was working for Intel during the time of Dov Frohman, who is largely credited with negotiating with Intel and the Israeli government to set up Intel Israel. Like all decisions, there were selfish motives all around, not the least of which was Dov's desire to return to Israel. Regardless, all parties took a leap of faith, and thru dedication to the vision and the work, Intel Israel became the major success it is today. In the process, it helped put Israeli technology and engineers on the map as well. It has become a major part of the Israeli technical industries. Intel in Israel has been a long term commitment and I would hope neither party tries to look at it as a short term decision or a hard black and white decision. I am sure that at the time of the original Intel Israel inception no one could have guessed it's ultimate success and contributions, let alone the $$$ poured back into the country as well as Intel's coffers. Who can guess what the Kiryat Gat facility might ultimately yield (no pun intended).

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BalaLak   11/12/2010 4:11:24 AM
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At the end of the day, Intel will go by whatever makes the best business sense. It will be interesting to know what that will be.

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