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INTEL Plant Begins Producing Chipsets

June 18, 2004

COMPUTER-chip manufacturinggiant Intel, in La Ribera de Belén, northwestof San José, last week began manufacturingits first chipsets.Chipsets are special componentsadded to computer motherboards toenhance overall performance when runningapplications that require fast videoand three-dimensional graphics.Chipset production will complementcurrent production of Intel Pentium 4 andXeon microprocessors (TT, Oct. 31,2003).To manufacture the chipsets, the company’sCosta Rica plant, CR-1, wasupgraded to assemble the components.Revamping the plant is part of a$110 million investment the company ismaking in Costa Rican.

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