List of Intel manufacturing sites

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The following is a list of Intel's manufacturing and assembly/test sites. Processors are manufactured in semiconductor fabrication plants ("fabs") which are then sent to assembly and testing sites before delivery to customers. Approximately 75% of Intel's semiconductor fabrication is performed in the USA.[1]

Current Fab Sites[edit]

Fab name City Production start year Process (wafer, node)
D1B Hillsboro, Oregon, USA 1996 300 mm, 22 nm/14 nm/10 nm
RB1 Hillsboro, Oregon, USA 2001 300 mm, 22 nm/14 nm/10 nm
D1C Hillsboro, Oregon, USA 2001 300 mm, 22 nm/14 nm/10 nm
RP1 Hillsboro, Oregon, USA 2001 300 mm, Research
D1D Hillsboro, Oregon, USA 2003 300 mm, 14 nm/10 nm/7 nm
D1X Hillsboro, Oregon, USA 2013 300 mm, 14 nm/10 nm/7 nm
Fab 11X Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA 1995 upgrade 2020/2021 with 22/14 300 mm, 45 nm/32 nm
Fab 12 Chandler, Arizona, USA 2006 300 mm, 65 nm
Fab 18 Kiryat Gat, Israel 1996 200 mm, 65 nm
Fab 24 Leixlip, Ireland 2006 300 mm, 14 nm[2]
Fab 28 Kiryat Gat, Israel 2008 300 mm, 22 nm/10 nm[3][4]
Fab 32 Chandler, Arizona, USA 2007 300 mm, 14 nm/10 nm
Fab 42 Chandler, Arizona, USA 2020 (Projected) 300 mm, 10 nm/7 nm
Fab 68 Dalian, Liaoning, China 2010/2016 3DNAND, 3DXPoint[5][6]

Past Fab Sites[edit]

Fab 1[edit]

Opened in 1968 in Mountain View, California.

Fab 2[edit]

Opened in 1968 in Santa Clara, California.

Fab 3[edit]

The Intel Fab 3 building in Livermore, California on North Mines Road. The plant opened in 1972 and began making wafers in April 1973. Fab 3 closed its doors in 1991. It was the first plant outside of the Santa Clara area, and is where the famous Bunny Suits were first introduced.[7]

Fab 4[edit]

The Intel Fab 4 building was the first Intel wafer manufacturing plant outside of Silicon Valley and the first Intel facility in what is now known as Oregon's Silicon Forest. Located in Aloha, Oregon, production began in 1976 to process 3 inch wafers. The plant was decommissioned in 1996 and was later demolished in 2016. [8]

Fab 5 / D1[edit]

The Intel Fab 5 building is located in Aloha, Oregon and was previously a development and then production facility. Currently Fab 5 is inactive.[9]

Fab 6[edit]

The Intel Fab 6 was the first silicon wafer manufacturing facility in Arizona. Located in Chandler, Ground breaking was in early 1980. Fab 6 was in operation from 1980 until 2000. Key architecture was the 286 microprocessor.

Fab 7[edit]

The Intel Fab 7 building is located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Production began in 1980 with a focus on flash memory chips and by the time production stopped in 2002 it was producing 0.35 micron-6 inch wafers. Later in 2005, $105 million was invested to temporarily turn Fab 7 into a testing facility.[10]

Fab 8[edit]

The Intel Fab 8 facility is located in Jerusalem, Israel and was Intel's first Fab outside of the United States. Production began in 1985 and ended in 2008 and at the time was Intel's last 6 inch wafer fab. The building was then converted into a die prep facility to support nearby Fab 28in 2009.[11]

Fab 9[edit]

The Intel Fab 9 facility is located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and production began in 1987. Eventually this facility was expanded to merge with Fab 11 in 1999.[12]

Fab 10 / IFO[edit]

Leixlip, Ireland

Fab 11[edit]

Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Fab 14[edit]

Leixlip, Ireland

Fab 15 / D1A[edit]

The Intel Fab 15 building is located in Aloha, Oregon. Previously it was a development fab named D1A before construction began on D1B in 1994. Production continued until 2003 when it was converted to an assembly and test facility.[13]

Fab 16[edit]

The Intel Fab 16 building was planned to open in Ft. Worth, Texas in 1999, but was eventually cancelled in 2003.[14]

Fab 17[edit]

Hudson, Massachusetts[15]

Fab 20[edit]

Hillsboro, Oregon

Fab 21[edit]

Rio Rancho, New Mexico[16]

Fab 22[edit]

Chandler, Arizona[17]

Fab 23[edit]

The Intel Fab 23 facility was located at Colorado Springs, Colorado. The site was originally purchased from Rockwell International in 2000 but due to lack of demand, and financial reasons Intel later put the site up for sale in 2007. The El Paso County government then bought the site in 2011 after there were no offers made and re-purposed the offices.[18]


The Intel D2 building was located in Santa Clara, California and opened in 1989. It was decommissioned in 2009 and then converted into a data center.[19]

Assembly/test sites[edit]


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