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Intel Corporation is the world’s largest semiconductor company. Founded on July 18th, 1968 as Integrated Electronics Corporation and based in Santa Clara, California, USA, Intel makes microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, network cards and ICs, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors, and other devices related to communications and computing.

Intel was founded by Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, and is widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, who was Intel’s third employee. Since 1968, Intel has been dedicated to transforming the world through technology and today employees over 84,000 people worldwide and operates approximately 300 facilities in 50 different countries.

Intel decided to locate a manufacturing facility in Ireland in 1989 and since then has invested over 6.0 billion Euro in turning the 360 acre Leixlip stud farm into the most technologically advanced industrial campus in Europe. Over the years we have continued to expand and grow our Irish operation with two manufacturing facilities on the campus, Ireland Fab Operations, which includes Fab 10 and Fab 14, and Fab 24, which includes Fab 24 and Fab 24-2. These facilities produce latest generation silicon microprocessors that power platforms and technology advancements which are essential to the way we learn, live and work today.

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