October 18, 2001 – Santa Clara, CA – Intel Corp. has opened its newest dedicated high-volume microprocessor manufacturing facility using the company’s advanced 0.13-micron process. The company invested $2 billion to construct and equip the new facility, Fab 22, located in Chandler, AZ, which will produce microprocessors based on Intel’s copper-based 0.13-micron process technology on 200mm wafers.
Fab 22 is located on Intel’s 705-acre Ocotillo campus in Chandler, near Intel’s existing Fab 12. The new fab contains approximately 133,000-square-feet of cleanroom space out of a total of 360,000-square-feet that make up the facility. A new, four-story, 320,000-square-foot manufacturing support building and a 123,000-square-foot central utility building were also completed as part of the project.
Fab 22 was built in 18 months by more than 4,200 construction workers. More than 1,000 engineers, technicians, and support people have already been hired to work at Fab 22. Intel currently employs 10,000 people in Chandler.