Skip to comments.Plan for an Arab Silicon Valley Sparks Fears of CPU Shortages and Security Risks
Posted on 10/21/2010 7:11:37 AM PDT by snarkpup
A chip company's plan to open a manufacturing plant in Abu Dhabi has experts worried about the supply of essential computer processors. Should a war or even a serious political disagreement arise, they say, a foreign power could stop or corrupt the flow of computer chips from its plants to the U.S.
Intel Corp. announced on Tuesday plans to spend up to $8 billion on state-of-the-art plants in Oregon and Arizona, meaning most of its central processing units (CPUs) -- the brains behind every computer -- would continue to be manufactured in the U.S. The company's CEO, Paul Otellini, said the plants would "create 6 to 8,000 construction jobs, and about 1,000 permanent new jobs working in manufacturing."
But Intel's sole competitor has its sights set on a new Silicon Valley -- a Mideast country that experts say could take jobs from Americans and create serious security issues for the U.S.
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I was about to buy something in the HPE-400 series; but now I'm rethinking.
I’ve always respected Intel due to their unmatched technical ability (as apposed to dissing Microsoft because of their first-grade technical ability).
May the bugs of a thousand Microsofts descend upon their microprocessors should they carry this off.
AMD - Arab Made Disaster
I think AMD contracts out a lot of their CPU manufacturing.
And no one’s concerned about the chips coming out of China?