Intel, GlobalFoundries and other chipmakers have built massive facilities to manufacture more powerful computer chips. It's all part of a race to prove they can keep pace with Moore's Law.
Simply put, the chipmaker is a U.S. based manufacturing colossus, as this quick overview of its operations should make clear.
It'll put between $6 billion and $8 billion toward building a fab in Oregon and upgrading four other U.S. manufacturing plants as it shifts toward 22-nanometer designs.
Live updates from the Intel Developer Forum's opening keynote presentations in San Francisco.
Intel's first manufacturing facility for producing 45-nanometer processors in high volume will open in October in Chandler, Ariz.
The company's new process follows Texas Instruments and Freescale's drive toward more efficient power for phones and mobile computers.