I first joined Intel in 1991 whilst construction had just begun on Fab 10 in Leixlip, Intel’s pioneering wafer fabrication facility in Europe. Within a couple of years, Ireland and Fab 10 stepped onto the leading edge of advanced manufacturing globally. From our small island on the edge of the Atlantic, millions of complex microprocessor devices were being manufactured, powering technology advances across the world. The story of Intel in Ireland would continue to evolve over the coming years and investment in three additional fabrication facilities followed. More recently, Intel in Ireland played an integral role in delivering Intel’s leading edge 14nm process technology to customers worldwide, bringing the total capital invested in Ireland since 1989 to a staggering $15 Billion.
I commissioned an independent economic impact analysis of Intel in Ireland from PwC, the results of which I am delighted and proud to share with you. The summary includes economic benefits to Ireland derived from both our operational and capital expenditure since 1989 and also reflects contributions in important areas such as education and community.
This extraordinary story would simply not have happened without the contribution of numerous key stakeholders. I would like to acknowledge and thank each and every one, for their integral role in creating an environment in which Intel could prosper.
I would like to congratulate and thank the people here at Intel Ireland who have continually demonstrated the passion, dedication and hard work necessary to take a mere possibility and turn it into a reality. I am proud of how we have grown together over the past 30 years and I look forward with excitement to the possibilities of the next 30 years.
General Manager, Intel Ireland
Vice President, Manufacturing and Operations.
The economic impact of Intel in Ireland
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