1Intel Solar Panel Installations Highlight Commitment to Green Energy
2Santa Clara, Calif.
3Rio Rancho, N.M.
Intel’s Fab 11X facility was opened in 2002 at a cost of $2 billion, and has been updated several times as new generations of processors have been developed. Intel announced in 2009 that it was spending $2.5 billion to upgrade the plant once again as part of a plan to spend $7 billion to get its fabs outfitted to produce the new 32-nanometer chips.