Intel will invest approximately $ 475 million in its Vietnamese manufacturing facilities. The California giant announced this in one go Press release shared on January 26th. This investment, which above all enables Intel to strengthen its relations with the Communist Party of Vietnam, particularly affects the Intel factories in the Saigon region. According to the group, this sum should help ” Improving the manufacturing of Intel’s 5G products, Intel Core processors with hybrid technology, and 10th generation Intel Core processors In other words, technologies that are cutting edge … or that are not yet a real market for Intel.
As mentioned The registryIntel’s 10th generation processors are actually being gradually replaced with the 11th generation of chips, some of which were unveiled at the last CES. Intel’s 5G product portfolio is currently quite limited, especially as the company has sold its 5G mobile activities to Apple in 2019 ;; and the hybrid technology mentioned by Intel in its press release only affects certain processors that are engraved at 10 nm (such as the “Lakefield” line), which are currently struggling to fully convince in terms of performance and optimization. Inspired by the big.LITTLE principle made popular by the British ARM, this technology remains promising, but has yet to prove itself.
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However, Intel’s investment is not being very well received by the Vietnamese authorities. “” We very much appreciate the increased investment by Intel Vietnam, especially in this context with the COVID pandemic, as most local and foreign direct investment has been affected. », Explains Nguyen Anh Thi, President of Saigon Hi-Tech Park. “” This decision by Intel means a lot to us and demonstrates the great trust Intel has in the local workforce and the stable investment environment that Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon Hi-Tech Park in particular offer “.
Ultimately, this decision by Intel could also enable him to consolidate his production and thus at least partially eliminate the problems of processor shortages that have been occurring for years. Case continues.