Intel ’s production capacity problem has not been completely resolved since Q4 2018. Whether it is a consumer-grade Core processor or an enterprise-grade Xeon processor, it is often out of stock due to insufficient capacity. Very hot.
At the beginning of the year, Intel had stated that the production capacity of 14nm wafers had increased by 25%. Now Intel has launched another move to revive Costa Rica’s packaging plant, which will start as soon as April.
Costa Rica is located in North America. Intel started investing in semiconductor packaging plants here in 1997. The Intel-packaged CPU exports in 2013 accounted for 21% of the country. However, with the transfer of the semiconductor industry chain, in 2014 Intel announced the reduction of Costa Rica’s packaging plants and turned to Asia.
In order to increase the 14nm capacity, Inel has announced the reactivation of Costa Rica’s packaging plant. Officials have stated that this plan is being implemented in phases, starting as soon as April and reaching the second milestone in August.
After that, the Costa Rica factory will become the fourth factory to package and test 14nm processors (the other three are China, Vietnam and Malaysia), which will be used to package Xeon processors in the early stage, and Core processors will be packaged here.