Intel’s First “Fab”ulous Asian Plant Begins Production in China
Intel began production of at its first ever Asian Fab plant in Dalian, China on Tuesday. The 2.5-billion-U.S.-dollar plant is located in the high-tech Jinzhou New District north of the port city of Dalian. It covers an area of 163,000 square meters, roughly the same area as 23 soccer fields. With more than 1,700 employees, 88 percent of whom are locals, it will initially produce chipsets for laptop computers, high-performance desktop PCs and powerful servers. The plant has been dubbed “Fab 68,” as the numbers six and eight are auspicious in Chinese culture.
The Fab 68 Ground breaking ceremony in September, 2007