Intel is Expanding Its Production in Costa Rica

The transnational will transfer the manufacture of some of its products to the country beginning in September.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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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Intel Closes Plant in Costa Rica

April 2014

The company announces the official closure of the Assembly and Testing operations in the country and confirms the permanence of the Global Service Center and the Engineering Development department.

From a statement issued by Intel Corporation:

April, 2014.
Intel Corporation today announced its decision to reduce operations in Assembly and Testing in Costa Rica over the next six months and close the plant by the end of 2014.

Is Intel Leaving Costa Rica?

April 2014

The microprocessor manufacturer's potential exit from the country opens the analysis of the impact this could have on the Costa Rican economy.

Several media outlets in Costa Rica reported on friday their versions of Intel's abandonment at least in terms of its manufacturing operations.

Intel Costa Rica Sales Up 18%

December 2009

Exports from Intel's Costa Rican facility increased 18% year-over-year, reaching $595 million.

Karla Blanco, Intel's corporate relations head, commented there is a very positive trend in the mobile products area (laptops and mobile phones), in which the Atom processor plays an important role.

Intel's New Processor to be Produced Only in Costa Rica

March 2009

The new Xeon 5500 processor from Intel will be produced only at the Intel plant in Costa Rica.

The new processor will allow the processing speed for applications in servers and desktop computers to be 8 times faster.

An article in El Financiero of Costa Rica said that "according to Gastón Suárez, operations manager of Intel Costa Rica, the impact this will have on exports from the local plant cannot be revealed because it will depend on global demand, whose growth is estimated at 20% annually."

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