Investment and Innovation
Intel began manufacturing and research and development (R&D) operations in Hudson, Massachusetts in 1998. The company employs about 1,700 people in Hudson on a 149-acre site with 1.3 million square feet of building space.
Manufacturing: FAB 17
About half of Intel’s Hudson employees work in the company’s Fab 17 semiconductor manufacturing facility. Intel has invested more than $2 billion in its Hudson manufacturing center, representing one of the biggest such investments in the state.
Research and Development
Employees at Intel’s Massachusetts Microprocessor Development Center (MMDC) design some of the company’s most advanced, complex microprocessors—such as the Itanium® 9300 processor for high-performance, mission-critical servers. Engineers with the Intel Architecture Group in Hudson focus on embedded communications applications, working to expand Intel® architecture into innovative new applications and market segments.
Intel in the Community
Intel, the Intel Foundation, and Intel employees donated a total of $6.6 million to colleges, universities, K-12 schools, the United Way, and other nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts in 2011—including fellowships, sponsored research initiatives, support for Intel Computer Clubhouses, matching gift programs, and more. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, for example, 50 percent of Intel’s Massachusetts employees invested more than 19,000 hours of volunteer service, generating thousands of dollars in matching grants from the Intel Foundation for local schools and nonprofit organizations in 2011.
Intel Massachusetts employees also donated $262,000 through the 2011 Intel Massachusetts Community Giving Campaign. An Intel Foundation matching grant brought the giving campaign total to $426,000 for non-profit, community-based organizations through the United Way of Metrowest.
Massachusetts Quick Facts
- Employment: 1,700
- Capital Investment: $204 million since 2005