Intel invests additional US$475 million in Vietnam
Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES, Taipei
Intel announced recently that it has invested a further US$475 million in Intel Products Vietnam (IPV). This new investment is in addition to Intel’s US$1 billion investment to build a state-of-the-art chip assembly and test manufacturing facility in Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), first announced in 2006. This takes Intel’s total investment in its Vietnam facility to US$1.5 billion.
Intel indicated the additional investment of US$475 million was made between June 2019 and December 2020, and helped enhance manufacturing of Intel’s 5G products, Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology and 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
Intel Products Vietnam is an important part of Intel’s worldwide manufacturing presence. As Intel redefines its position in the industry from a CPU to a multi-architecture XPU company, IPV will continue to diversify and improve its local operations so that it can take on more complex technologies and new products to enable Intel to tap new market opportunities, the vendor noted.
Intel also disclosed that as of the end of 2020, Intel Products Vietnam shipped more than two billion units to customers worldwide. “We’re very proud of this milestone, which shows both how important IPV is to helping Intel meet the needs of its customers all around the world, and why we continue to invest in our facilities and team here in Vietnam,” said Kim Huat Ooi, VP of manufacturing and operations and GM of Intel Products Vietnam.
IPV is the largest assembly and test manufacturing facility in the Intel assembly and test network. It has more than 2,700 employees and serves customers around the world. IPV is one of 10 manufacturing sites that Intel has globally and remains the largest US high-tech investment in Vietnam.