Intel revealed yesterday in its earnings call with analysts that it plans to have four 32nm production facilities in operation next year:
Despite of the global economic crisis, Intel Corp. plans to finish building of four production facilities that will make chips using 32nm process technology next year. The chipmaker strongly believes that advantages provided by the new fabrication process will allow it to be more competitive.
“The significant increase in our capacity going into next year is to continue to ramp the 32nm factories. We have got two factories sort of ramping now against a planned four. That remains on track. That technology will provide the significant new product portfolio and capacity expansion we think we need for the 2010 environment,” said Paul Otellini, chief executive officer of Intel, during the quarterly conference call with financial analysts.