The White House announced that President Barack Obama will visit the Intel Ocotillo campus in Chandler, Ariz. on Jan. 25 as part of a U.S. tour in the days following his State of the Union address. The President visited the Intel Oregon campus in 2011 and, during that visit, Intel announced a $5 billion investment to build Fab 42 in Chandler, Ariz. This visit presents an opportunity to showcase progress on the construction of Fab 42 and the investment in action. When complete, Intel’s Fab 42 will be the most advanced high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world. The President’s remarks will be streamed live on whitehouse.gov/live around 5 p.m. MT tomorrow.
Artist's rendering of the $5 billion new chip manufacturing facility and support buildings to be built at Intel's site in Chandler, Ariz. The new factory, designated Fab 42, will be the most advanced, high-volume semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world. Construction is underway and is expected to be completed in 2013.