On Wednesday in Oregon, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger met with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway at the company’s Ronler Acres manufacturing site in Hillsboro, Oregon. The three discussed Intel’s new IDM 2.0 strategy and its significance for Oregon, which is the heart of Intel’s manufacturing research and development.
Gelsinger also met with site leadership and construction partners working on Intel’s latest expansion in Hillsboro: “Mod 3.” Upon completion, Mod 3 will provide 1.1 million square feet of new space. The construction teams at Mod 3 recently hit a major milestone, marking 7 million labor hours completed by more than 3,000 electricians, pipe fitters, welders and other trades workers laboring safely to build Intel’s newest Oregon facility.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly visited Intel Arizona for a tour of the company’s newest fab in Ocotillo with Al Thompson, vice president of U.S. Government Relations at Intel.
“The senator has a rich appreciation for the vast technological advancement that has happened during the 40 years we have been manufacturing in the state. We were excited to show the senator the amazing work of our talented employees in Arizona and the incredibly complex process technology producing breakthrough Intel technology for the world,” Thompson said.
Intel recently announced a $20 billion investment in two new fabs in Arizona and is partnering with state and federal government leaders on policy that will inspire further investment in the U.S. semiconductor industry.