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Israel gives Intel ultimatum on fab grant

1/25/2012 02:56 AM EST
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Leor
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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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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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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 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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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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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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