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New Intel factory in the dustiest environment imaginable. LOL

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Alaric

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Arizona to get an Intel factory (Fab 42)
7 nm chips to be made in Chandler, AZ. Love 'em or hate 'em, this is a win for the local economy.

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Robert17

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Dust filters are much cheaper than some of their other facilities' property taxes.
 
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Alaric

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Dust filters are much cheaper than some of their other facilities' property taxes.

I'm going to bet they don't use cheap filters, and the dust out here has to be experienced to be believed. I dust every morning. Even with a swamp cooler (incoming air filtered through a wet mat and positive pressure inside) there is a layer of dust on every surface in the place every single day.




Hmm, I'll be in Chandler two days from now.

I'm sorry. LOL.
 

trents

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Must be not only arid but windy. We have a lot of dust here, too. We call it mud.
 

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Dust filters are much cheaper than some of their other facilities' property taxes.
Positive pressure goes a long way with something actually sealed (unlike a case or a house). This is how many data centers work anyway as well the keeping the dust out. :)
 
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Err, check post #6. Those are 50 mph winds driving that monster, and it's not a particularly big one. About average. You can seal a room, but that dust will be piled up along the bottom edge of the door when it opens. Once or twice a year, and that thing rolling over Phoenix in the pic? It went through Chandler on the way. I'm sure Intel can handle it, I'm just not sure they're ready for it. LOL
 
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I'm sure they have all the necessary data and I'm sure they have clean rooms nothing short of a nuclear blast will contaminate. I just wish I could be there the first time they look out the window and see 5 mile wide by half mile high wall of dust barreling down on them faster than their rush hour commute. LOL
 

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It is a sight to behold I am sure. But, I don't think they are worried much about it. If they aren't expecting it, then they failed in their design considerations out of the gate (which I highly doubt).
 
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Or a microburst with your dust storm, to go please. This is unretouched, not photo shopped. And it's on top of Chandler. LOL I have no doubt Intel can deal with the weather, and I'm sure the tax situation makes it more than worthwhile. It's just entertaining for those of us who fight a constant battle keeping dust out of stuff.
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Soulcatcher668

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All kidding about dust storms aside, this seems like significant news.

Do we know if this is the only 7nm plant?
 

Johan45

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Or a microburst with your dust storm, to go please. This is unretouched, not photo shopped. And it's on top of Chandler. LOL I have no doubt Intel can deal with the weather, and I'm sure the tax situation makes it more than worthwhile. It's just entertaining for those of us who fight a constant battle keeping dust out of stuff.
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WOW that's insane
Just made me think how opposite we are here you can't see for the snow when we get a good storm

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notarat

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Fab 42 was initially built years ago then just basically abandoned before completion by Intel. I remember the hub bub in the press about it way back in the day. Looks like they are just completing what they started. Hopefully, it will create a nice boost to the local economy.
 

Robert17

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The blueprints for this plant have been on the books for at least 5-10 years. I bid on a part of this job as a supplier to two of the bidding contractors' suppliers and it was all pre-contruction paperwork as much as anything. That's how these things go. It's how they put together their final bid packages to the customer. Now that the go-ahead has been given there'll be another round of costing. Fun. I'm pretty sure that in the intervening years there have been some advances both in the machinery and tooling that will be housed there as well as filtering and positive pressure sealing/active resistance; may include particulate ionization, who knows. Either way, it will happen fast. Who knows, it may have a flexible floor plan to allow for entirely different types of production before it's all said and done.