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Intel plans $5 bln Arizona chip plant by 2013
reuters.com ^ | 2/17/2011 | reuters.com

Posted on 02/18/2011 3:43:19 PM PST by mewykwistmas

"Obama met with Apple Inc (AAPL.O) CEO Steve Jobs and other technology industry leaders in northern California on Thursday as part of a campaign to promote technological innovation as a means of boosting the struggling economy and reducing the 9 percent U.S. unemployment rate.

Construction of Intel's plant should kick off in the middle of this year, it said in a statement. When completed, the plant will churn out next-generation 14-nanometer line-width transistors and microchip wafers of 300 millimeters.

Intel said in October it plans to spend $6 billion to $8 billion on high-tech manufacturing facilities in Arizona and Oregon, creating as many as 8,000 construction jobs."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: arizona; hitech; intel; microprocessors

1 posted on 02/18/2011 3:43:20 PM PST by mewykwistmas
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To: mewykwistmas
FULA!

2 posted on 02/18/2011 3:48:36 PM PST by I see my hands (You can know the young posters by the desperate optimism in their posts.)
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To: mewykwistmas

Obobo prolly tried to talk intel out of building in Arizona. I hope Jobs barfed in his lap.


3 posted on 02/18/2011 3:49:00 PM PST by corkoman
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To: mewykwistmas

Buy American!

:)


4 posted on 02/18/2011 3:49:28 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: mewykwistmas

They are a very technically advanced company.

Does the manufacturing process require any employees, or can everything be done by machines?


5 posted on 02/18/2011 3:51:19 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: mewykwistmas; 1rudeboy
Lies! We don't make nothin’ in America no more no how!
6 posted on 02/18/2011 3:54:19 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: mewykwistmas

They really need Obama to tell them to innovate?? We don’t know the rate will go down because of this...Maybe there’s 10 employees.


7 posted on 02/18/2011 3:57:32 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mewykwistmas
This is Great news!!! A high capacity and important Industry like that needs to built in the USA, (and in a state that knows how to stick it to Obama)

I have recently embarked on a "Try to only buy American made" Crusade, only to find out that, dare I say, the Majority of the stuff in my house is already USA made. So this is a good story to end the week on!!!

8 posted on 02/18/2011 3:57:52 PM PST by KC_Lion (America is on the Brink of War with its self, and no one seams to notice or care)
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To: corkoman

But, but Intel has a bunch of plants in Oregon why not expand those? Oh wait, Oregon voted in big tax increase - revenue dropped by 1/3.


9 posted on 02/18/2011 3:57:55 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Buy American!


Some of our more treasonous element here probably hates todays news...but it is a start. We need about 50,000 more factories created in the USA


10 posted on 02/18/2011 3:58:39 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Newt Gingrich and Chris Matthews: Seperated at Birth??)
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To: mewykwistmas

I wonder how much public money is going to Intel in this deal? How much corporate welfare do they get before this production to China or Mexico??


11 posted on 02/18/2011 3:58:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

This deal today, really hacks you off, doesn’t it.

:)

AMERICA FIRST.


12 posted on 02/18/2011 4:00:08 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

——We don’t make nothin’ in America no more no how! ——

You have properly stated the mantra of the unwashed ignorati


13 posted on 02/18/2011 4:04:51 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: stubernx98

“But, but Intel has a bunch of plants in Oregon why not expand those?”

Arizona’s closer to the border in case they want to move. :)


14 posted on 02/18/2011 4:05:56 PM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: mewykwistmas
Intel said in October it plans to spend $6 billion to $8 billion on high-tech manufacturing facilities in Arizona and Oregon NOT California.
15 posted on 02/18/2011 4:07:13 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: mewykwistmas
Praise God - these good people here deserve a break, and they really are good people here in Arizona. As nice as I have ever met.

God bless them!

16 posted on 02/18/2011 4:08:13 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I love it! Now if only we could cut corporate taxes and unneeded regulations so that more factories were built here.

So that idiots would stop claiming that doubling the price of oil would be a boon to American manufacturing.

17 posted on 02/18/2011 4:09:17 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: bert

Yeah, but I kid those Americans who failed basic math. And never took accounting or economics.


18 posted on 02/18/2011 4:10:34 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Now please. Since we’re momentarily on civil terms.

My position is not that we should double the price of oil. You know that, so don’t misrepresent what I said.

My position is that we should SUBSTITUTE our current mess of a stupid, anti-success tax code. IN ITS ENTIRETY. Income taxes. Cap Gains taxes. Corporate double-taxation. All of it.

For one. Across-the-board, 100% import tariff. On all imports. ALL IMPORTS. Without one single exception.

The proposal is (not) to tax oil. Nor cars, Nor computers.

The proposal is to tax imports.

American oil: no tax.

American cars: no tax.

American computers: no tax.

American Intel chip plants in Arizona: no tax...


19 posted on 02/18/2011 4:14:47 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Pour it on........


20 posted on 02/18/2011 4:16:26 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
For one. Across-the-board, 100% import tariff. On all imports. ALL IMPORTS. Without one single exception.

Yeah, you want to double the price of oil and every other manufacturing input that is imported into America. That'll really cause a manufacturing and export boom, won't it. LOL!

21 posted on 02/18/2011 4:22:22 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: mewykwistmas

FYI: Intel

Intel had plans for this expansion way before Obummer got involved. He’s just trying to take credit for it.
This is right out of the Clinton playbook. Get in with companies who have $$$.

GWB could have done the same thing however few of his advisors had an understanding of Silicon Valley and how it works. Andy Grove, Craig Barrett and Paul Ortellni are all Republicans (Andy switched in ‘04 due to GWB refusing to talk to Intel)

The fab’s in Oregon are mostly development fabs (ie small scale). Intel debugs a process on a small fab and then moves it to the full production fabs. This costs less $$$ if a problem shows up or a vendor can’t deliver.

In spite of anything you may have heard, Intel has developed the highest technology process on the planet. They are not going to hand it China or Mexico for security reasons.

How do I know this...guess.


22 posted on 02/18/2011 4:24:42 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Toddsterpatriot

If combined with the elimination of all other taxation.

You bet it would.

But you still are misrepresenting what I said, aren’t you.


23 posted on 02/18/2011 4:27:28 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: Zathras
"In spite of anything you may have heard, Intel has developed the highest technology process on the planet. They are not going to hand it China or Mexico for security reasons.
How do I know this...guess."
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You're Chinese ;) ?
24 posted on 02/18/2011 4:28:11 PM PST by mewykwistmas ("If the Egyptians are hungry, let them eat ethanol")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
But you still are misrepresenting what I said, aren’t you.

Are you saying your idea wouldn't double the price of oil?

25 posted on 02/18/2011 4:29:52 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Toddsterpatriot

Only imported oil...

American oil: no tax.


26 posted on 02/18/2011 4:32:23 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: stubernx98
But, but Intel has a bunch of plants in Oregon why not expand those? Oh wait, Oregon voted in big tax increase - revenue dropped by 1/3.

Actually, that's not entirely the reason for this decision (although it could be a part of it). I lived in Oregon a while back and about 12 years ago (IIRC) Intel wanted to expand their plants there - but the government said they would rather not expand the manufacturing plants. They wanted to attract more white collar type employers. And Oregon has been in a recession ever since.

27 posted on 02/18/2011 4:38:43 PM PST by BruceS
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Are you saying your idea wouldn’t double the price of American oil?


28 posted on 02/18/2011 5:13:50 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: randog

Intel said in October it plans to spend $6 billion to $8 billion on high-tech manufacturing facilities in Arizona and Oregon NOT California.


Not China Either. Especially since I’ve been hearing stories that say China wants the R&D of a company before they will allow a new plant to be built in China now.


29 posted on 02/18/2011 5:19:16 PM PST by The Working Man
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To: decimon; Ernest_at_the_Beach; neverdem; Swordmaker; ShadowAce; Las Vegas Dave
will churn out next-generation 14-nanometer line-width transistors and microchip wafers of 300 millimeters
wowzo. Thanks mewykwistmas.


30 posted on 02/18/2011 5:25:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
wowzo.

Yeah. They're at 32nm and the next step should be 22nm. 14nm is big. In a small way, that is.

Wonder if Intel is souring (scared crapless) on their overseas plants. Even Ireland is likely looking less good than before.

31 posted on 02/18/2011 5:44:24 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Ten years of outsourcing (generally in the electronics area) makes the lower wages they’ll offer look quite attractive to the unemployed with expertise or experience.


32 posted on 02/18/2011 6:45:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: proxy_user
Does the manufacturing process require any employees, or can everything be done by machines?

Not only do semiconductor manufacturing plants require no employees, but the actually increase the number of unemployed in any are where they are built. They are often referred to as employment sinks.

33 posted on 02/18/2011 7:21:21 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Cringing Negativism Network said: "American oil: no tax."

A 100% import tariff? 100% of what? Oil is at about $85 per barrel. So let's tax the imported oil at 100% making it $170 per barrel.

Now suppose that you are very fortunate and hold American oil in the amount of 10% of present day consumption. And suppose that we presently are importing half of our oil.

What price will the people who own the other American oil amounting to 40% of our present usage charge for their oil? Why would they charge even a penny less than $185? Is there any reason that they wouldn't get that price?

What price would you then charge for the oil YOU have? Would you give it away at $85 per barrel to people who are just going to turn around and immediately sell it for $185?

Taxing imported oil would do nothing to increase production here because our socialist government doesn't want the production increased.

34 posted on 02/18/2011 7:46:44 PM PST by William Tell
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To: SunkenCiv

Most interesting, thanks!!


35 posted on 02/19/2011 2:28:44 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave ("Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Only imported oil...

American oil: no tax.

Are you saying your idea wouldn’t double the price of American oil?

36 posted on 02/19/2011 11:55:11 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: I see my hands

yes ina GOP state.

Not in California.


37 posted on 02/19/2011 10:10:37 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: mewykwistmas

Are they Union jobs?


38 posted on 02/19/2011 10:21:31 PM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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