Intel announced the opening of a $1 billion chip testing and assembly facility in Vietnam, the largest such facility the company has anywhere in the world. The chip giant estimates the new plant will create several thousand jobs.
The world's largest chip maker said the factory has a total area of 46,000 square meters, about the size of five and a half football fields, Intel said in a statement. Chip testing and assembly factories are where chips are sent to be tested for defects and then placed inside protective packaging.
"Assembly and test is a critical final step in the end-to-end manufacturing of Intel's silicon products," the company said.