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HCM City (VNA) – Intel had poured an additional 475 million USD into Intel Products Vietnam (IPV), its single-largest assembly and test plant within the Intel Assembly and Test (ATM) network, IPV Chief Financial Officer Alan Danner said on January 27.

He made the announcement during a meeting with businesses hosted by Saigon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) in Ho Chi Minh City.

This is a new investment following a sum of 1.04 billion USD invested to build a chip assembly and test manufacturing facility at SHTP in 2006, bringing the semiconductor company’s investment in Vietnam to 1.5 billion USD in total.

The additional capital was channelled into IPV between June 2019 and December 2020 to bolster the production of Intel’s 5G products, Intel Core processors with Intel Hybrid Technology, and the 10th Gen Intel Core.

IPV is an important part of Intel’s production chain across the world, Danner said, adding that the firm will further diversify and improve its activities in Vietnam to adopt complex technologies and new products, allowing Intel to capitalise on new opportunities.

Head of the SHTP management board Nguyen Anh Thi said new investment projects and expansions by major investors demonstrate their trust in Vietnam’s human resources and stable investment climate.

He pledged that SHTP will continue to improve human resources quality, focus on the development of supply chains and supporting industries, and improve transport and telecommunications infrastructure, in an effort to create the best conditions for effective business operations.

The IPV plant has been in operation since 2010 and has created and shipped abroad more than 2 billion processors and semiconductors to date.

As of 2020, it had surpassed 50 billion USD in export value and generated nearly 7,000 jobs./.

VNA