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Israel gives Intel ultimatum on fab grant

1/25/2012 02:56 AM EST
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david.may
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david.may   1/25/2012 9:18:42 AM
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Ireland would be better for them long term IMO OC "Intel –which has been operating in Israel since 1964-- is said to be considering its options, with some rumblings that the firm could choose to plow its multibillion dollar investment into Ireland instead." however, if they are going to build new for the next 10 year cycle+, then they may be even better placed to also seriously consider also moving mass production and infrastructure to mainland Britain,to the "north west" greater Manchester UK, and surrounding areas where the original world industrial revolution took place and begin a new valley revolution major hub there. the new Uk con/lib Gov and global financial institutions located there are probably in a far better position to help find the financial tax incentives and other help etc given the right push. i cant help but think its far better the latest brain drain and mass investments in the future be US-UK centred rather than elusively one way to the far east, but time will tell.

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agk   1/25/2012 12:41:15 PM
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The human cost factor is important to compete in the future and stand as one of the market leader. So US,UK centered may be a second choice to Intel.

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KB3001   1/25/2012 1:26:08 PM
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I cannot understand why would Intel build a state-of-the-art Fab in Israel? That part of the world is very unstable. Ireland or indeed the UK (given Ireland's Euro uncertainties) would be much better choice.

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any1   1/25/2012 2:11:26 PM
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I believe there are many factors Intel looks at when deciding where to locate a wafer fab - besides just basic monetary concerns. The influence of each of the many variables considered probably changes rapidly over time. I for one would not be surprised at just about any location Intel might choose. But also, looking back over the years, there are a few locations that were "chosen" by Intel at one point in time, but were never actually built on.

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KB3001   1/25/2012 3:20:20 PM
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Hi any1, would you like to elaborate on these factors? and tell us how could Israel be a viable place for Intel's fab?

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Leor   1/25/2012 9:56:50 PM
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well.. why not... they have a very good experience in israel.,., those guys meet all the expectations from them , brign LOT of added value in creativity, commitments, innovations and did DELIVER ... right ?

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Mxv   1/25/2012 10:47:11 PM
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Build a FAB in a war zone or Oregon? Hmm, tough decision.

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any1   1/25/2012 10:58:07 PM
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I am just speculating, as I have no "inside" information, but Intel has had a presence in Israel for many years. Top Intel executives Mooly Eden and Dadi Perlmutter among others are from Israel. So it's not too hard to imagine that their past experience and an internal Israel lobby might influence their decision. A company as large as Intel needs diverse manufacturing locations for many reasons - from geopolitical to general risk mitigation.

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geekmaster   1/25/2012 11:00:15 PM
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Pressuring Intel? WOW! Looks like chances for Ireland open up. Economy there is struggling and they may offer much better incentives to keep Intel investing in Fab 24 upgrades.

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Saturn1   1/25/2012 11:08:31 PM
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Why build it in Israel, Ireland, or the UK? Why not here in the US? US economy is in desperate need of job creation. Israeli or Irish wages aren't that far off from US wages, so the cheap-labor excuse cannot be invoqued Here. Intel, a US company, should build its cutting-edge Fab right here in the US.

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