Intel Corp. Adds $300M R&D Facility at Chandler Campus

By Camelia Bulea, Associate Editor Intel Corp. is investing $300 million in a new research-and-development facility at its campus in south Chandler, thus further expanding its footprint in the city where it has had a presence since 1979. The facility is currently under construction at the technology giant’s Ocotillo campus. AZCentral.com reports that the project will give a significant [...]

Intel Corp. is investing $300 million in a new research-and-development facility at its campus in south Chandler, thus further expanding its footprint in the city where it has had a presence since 1979.

The facility is currently under construction at the technology giant’s Ocotillo campus. AZCentral.com reports that the project will give a significant boost to the area’s economy, creating several hundred highly skilled permanent jobs and another 1,000 jobs during construction.

Scheduled for completion in the second half of 2013, the 285,000-square-foot research facility will be Intel’s third facility in Chandler. The building is a candidate for LEED certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

The new facility represents Intel’s large and growing footprint in Chandler. At the Ocotillo campus, it is also building one of the world’s biggest construction projects, a $5.2 billion microchip fabrication plant, according to PCmag.com. Dubbed Fab 42, the plant will be the world’s most advanced high-volume chip-making plant upon completion next year, according to AZCentral.com.

Intel employs some 9,400 workers in Chandler, its second-largest campus, and generates an estimated $2.4 billion in economic activity annually for the area.

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