Intel Unveils Ambitious Plans for Semiconductor Advancements in Oregon

In a significant move aimed at bolstering its semiconductor technology development, Intel has announced plans to enhance its facilities at the Gordon Moore Park at Ronler Acres in Hillsboro, Oregon. This campus serves as Intel’s premier hub for cutting-edge semiconductor research, technology development, and manufacturing in the United States.
Intel's Oregon InvestmentsWith unwavering support from the state of Oregon, the city of Hillsboro, and Washington County, Intel’s vision for the future is further bolstered by the anticipation of assistance from the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act.

Ann Kelleher, Intel’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Technology Development Group, emphasized the company’s commitment to the Silicon Forest and the broader objective of rebalancing the global semiconductor supply chain. The investment is poised to make Intel a cornerstone of the American semiconductor industry.

These strategic investments in Intel’s Oregon-based research and manufacturing operations are pivotal to the company’s technology leadership goals. They are part of Intel’s broader plan to invest more than $100 billion in the United States over a five-year period, as declared by CEO Pat Gelsinger during the Intel Innovation event held in September.

Intel’s plans encompass a comprehensive upgrade of its existing technology development facilities at the Gordon Moore Park campus. These upgrades will bring in the latest in process technology and tools, positioning the campus at the forefront of semiconductor innovation.

The highlight of these plans includes the arrival of the world’s first high-numerical aperture extreme ultraviolet (High-NA EUV) lithography tool later this year. Additionally, Intel is initiating the application process for permits that would enable a potential multibillion-dollar expansion of its R&D and manufacturing capacity.

These investments, which are on par with those being made in other U.S. Intel sites, are contingent on support from the U.S. CHIPS Act. If realized, they are expected to create several thousand new permanent and construction jobs, solidifying Oregon and the Pacific Northwest as the epicenter of U.S. semiconductor research and technology development for years to come.

Intel remains committed to delivering five nodes within four years and regaining process technology leadership by 2025.

Intel’s facilities in Hillsboro, Oregon, are at the heart of the most crucial semiconductor innovation cluster in the United States. The company has built strong partnerships with the city, county, and state governments, as well as with the construction trades, educational institutions, and local nonprofits.

Hillsboro in Washington County stands as the epicenter of Intel’s research and technology development, accounting for 4 percent of statewide employment and helping to position the city and county as the center of Oregon’s burgeoning technology industry. It boasts a vast network of local suppliers and contractors to support Intel’s operations.

Intel’s site in Oregon is the company’s largest, employing more than 22,000 people. Beyond direct employment, this site supports a network of local businesses, with Intel having spent more than $4 billion with over 500 suppliers across Oregon in the past year alone.