The worry among Irish employees is that Intel may re-consider using Leixlip for 14nm. It was thought that the decision to use it for 14nm was a key factor in keeping it going.
Intel employs 4,500 people in Ireland making it the country's largest private employer.
The 600 Irish staff were being trained on 14nm tools in Arizona and New Mexico. They are returning home in December, several months ahead of the planned end of training.
Intel recently spent $3.5bn at Oregon where it is feared by the Irish employees that the 14nm line output planned for Ireland might be relocated.
Intel delaying 14nm production in Ireland
Posted on Friday, Nov 09 2012 @ 21:36 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck