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Intel confirms Oregon plant will be ready to make 450mm wafers

Intel's 450mm wafer production on it's way to your house by 2018?

Anthony Garreffa | Dec 9, 2010 at 8:16 pm CST (0 mins, 30 secs time to read)

Intel's new plant codenamed D1X in Hillsboro, Oregon has been confirmed by Intel will be ready to produce 450 millimeter wafers.

Intel confirms Oregon plant will be ready to make 450mm wafers | TweakTown.com

Intel is supposedly sticking with 300mm wafers for a while but will have all the necessary preparations to start 450mm production once the industry is ready for it. The 450mm shift promises to be more efficient and cut costs by allowing more chips to produced at once but it will most likely be a few years before the benefits of this are shown.

One analyst suspects it could be 2018 at the earliest before 450mm fabrication tools are ready.

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