Permission for a 162,000 square metre development at Intel’s Leixlip site in Co. Kildare has been granted.
This development will be to build a brand-new chip fabrication plant. The construction phase alone should generate several hundred temporary jobs. Intel, Leixlip was chosen by the parent company in May to be one of only three sites, globally, to construct next generation 14 nanometer chips.
Ireland is Intel’s centre of manufacturing excellence in Europe. Since 1989, Intel has invested US$7.5 billion turning 360 acres of the Collinstown Industrial Park into the most advanced industrial campus in Europe.
Over 4,500 people work at the Leixlip, Co. Kildare campus and in addition, there are over 200 people employed at Intel Communications Europe located in Shannon, Co. Clare, which is the Ireland product development arm of our Communications Product Group.
The news has been welcomed by the industry and we look forward to updating the developments progress as it happens.