The chipset assembly plant had been installed in Costa Rica in 2003, adding to a server production facility and a distribution center. Intel already has chipset plants in Malaysia and China.
The article by Juan Fernando Lara, from Nacion.com, reported that corporate affairs manager for Intel Costa Rica, Karla White, said: "The process of taking chipsets from Costa Rica responds to increased demand among corporate server customers. There is growing awareness in the world that new technologies offer increased energy efficiency and data processing, which increases demand in the server market for data centers".
The transnational will transfer the manufacture of some of its products to the country beginning in September.
Said products were being manufactured at its plants in Asia (Malaysia and Philippines), which were closed at the beginning of the year due to the crisis.
Hassel Fallas wrote in the Nación website: "The lines of products that will be transferred are microprocessors for servers, central processing units (CPUs) for desktop computers and chipsets, which are a computer’s "nervous system."
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