By Peter Cleveland, Vice President of the Global Policy Group at Intel
Manufacturing is at the heart of what we do at Intel. We’re the largest and most technologically advanced semiconductor manufacturer in the world, and Intel plays a critical role in keeping the U.S. at the forefront of the global innovation economy.
Yesterday in San Francisco, Stacy Smith, Intel’s leader of manufacturing, operations and sales, joined client/IoT President Murthy Renduchintala, Intel process guru Mark Bohr and other Intel leaders to share our vision for the future of high-tech manufacturing and Moore’s Law.
Together with industry experts, journalists and engineers, we talked about the technical breakthroughs that are accelerating technological growth around the world – from hyper scaling enhancements for our 10 nanometer (nm) process, to the exciting road ahead to 7nm and 5nm, to Intel’s new foundry offering: an ultra-low-power 22 nm FinFET process. I encourage you to read Stacy’s editorial from the event, Moore’s Law: Setting the Record Straight.
For more than 50 years, Intel has fulfilled the promise of Intel co-founder Gordon Moore’s eponymous law, delivering ever faster, more affordable and energy efficient computer power. And thanks to the relentless innovation of more than 50,000 Intel employees in the U.S. working in state-of-the-art fabrication facilities, R&D labs and campuses – along with Intel colleagues around the world – there’s no end in sight.
Just last month, Intel announced our latest plans to advance Moore’s Law, investing more than $7 billion to complete Fab 42 in Chandler, Arizona, expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world, implementing Intel’s cutting-edge 7 nm manufacturing process. The high-volume factory will directly create approximately 3,000 high-tech, high-wage jobs at Intel, and is expected to support more than 10,000 total long-term jobs in Arizona.
Already, the breakneck pace of innovation set by Moore’s Law is helping Intel lead the way in the transformative technologies of our smart and connected future – artificial intelligence, autonomous cars, virtual reality and the next generation mobile network that will transform industries around the world.
And as the pace of innovation accelerates, bringing with it new challenges and opportunities, it will be more important than ever for policymakers and industry to work together to match that speed, establishing flexible policy frameworks that cultivate innovation and grow U.S. leadership in the global innovation economy.
To learn more about the future of Moore’s Law and Intel high-tech manufacturing, explore the online press kit, which includes Stacy’s editorial, video of our event in San Francisco and more.