The expansion of Ireland’s Intel facilities has been plagued by challenges and delays during the pandemic. Some local employees were sent on long, unpaid leave in December last year, but the first EUV lithography scanner installed at the fab facility was also reported to have successfully turned on 34. This week, the company will announce the start of serial production of chips Announce Intel 4 Technology in Ireland.
So far there is only a laconic one on the Intel website Press release, ahead of the corresponding event, which will air on September 29th. This Friday, according to the company, management will attend the opening ceremony of mass production of semiconductor products using Intel 4 process technology in Ireland in Leixlip. For the first time in Europe, the production of components with ultra-hard ultraviolet radiation (EUV) is starting.
The press release states that this technological level will allow Intel to develop leading products: from PC processors that support commands for artificial intelligence systems (a reference is made to Meteor Lake) to chips that act as Part of the largest data centers in the world are operated. It is assumed that in addition to Ireland, the company will also produce processors with Intel 4 technology at a factory in the US state of Oregon. In the coming years, EUV systems will be used for mass production of chips in the USA, Taiwan, South Korea and Ireland, and in the second half of the decade also in Japan.