Intel to reopen the Costa Rica factory to increase its production to 14nm

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    This is just sad.
     
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    finally someone got the memo.
     
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    Costarica fab reminds me of when pentiums 3 from the costarica fab were said to be better overclockers and i was looking around shops for die numbers that would tell that.
    I wonder if that was even true...
     
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    i found an athlon 64 300o with a really low tdp that way
     
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    Costa Rica it`s in Central America not North America.....
     
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    There is only 7 Continents on our Planet, none of which is Central America, and North America being the one that Costa Rica belongs to.

    There may be other definitions like loosely grouped "Regions", but stating that Costa Rica is in (the continent of) North America is factually correct.
     
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    Some people argue North and South America don't exist and are just "America".
     
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    You are all correct.

    -North America is a continent, while Central America is a region (Like Middle East, it is a region).
    -CostaRica is in Central America region, but North America Continent.

    I hope this helps.
     
  13. I remember hearing that too. Idk if there was anything to it.
     
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    now that was a quick lesson on where Costa Rica is located!....^

    Thanks
     
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    but isn't that facility on Isla Nublar still active?
     

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    It's a step in the right direction at least! Intel can't keep up with production (which is usually a good sign), but the lack of availability and stagnation of performance on Intel processors is causing companies like Dell to look elsewhere. I'm seeing more and more AMD-based systems cropping up on their site.

    @Hilbert Hagedoorn , just wanted to give you a heads up that the first paragraph has some typos and contradicts itself a bit. Feel free to use the text below:

     
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    I'd hate to be the people who end up working there. Its a closed factory re-opening for an unknown amount of time, you know your job won't last. A job is a job sure just would be worried every day.
     
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    If Intel decides to invest cash to reopen factory, it will be on for a while. And workers will probably be contractors.

    I don't think it will suddenly be closed and people cut. Professional industry doesn't work like that.
     
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    You're probably right, but my point really is that the people there already know intel doesn't want to refurb the factory to do anything more then 14nm as they already shut it down once. Intel could change their mind but i doubt it. So i'd give it 3-5 years and it'll be shut down again.
     
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    14nm probably won't be targeted at performance CPU, rather aimed for pre-built systems like office PCs, routers, NAS and other hardware where CPU speed is not crucial.

    However, I have no idea how long Intel plans to keep 14nm around.
    Next Comet Lake is still 14nm.

    There no clear schedule for 7 or 10nm from Intel.
     
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