$20 billion invested in Arizona manufacturing since 1996
Investing in Arizona
Intel established a presence in Arizona in 1979, and began operations in Chandler the following year. With more than 10,000 employees, Intel Arizona is the company’s second largest site in the U.S., and the largest employer in Chandler.
Manufacturing and R&D
Since 1996, Intel has invested more than $20 billion to build high-tech manufacturing capacity in Arizona. The Ocotillo site has the distinction of manufacturing Intel's latest technology. Each year, Intel spends more than $500 million to support research and development in Chandler.
In February 2017, Intel announced plans to invest more than $7 billion to complete Fab 42 in Arizona, which is expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The high-volume factory is targeted to use the 7 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process. It will produce microprocessors to power data centers and hundreds of millions of smart and connected devices worldwide.
Intel's Environmental Stewardship
Intel’s manufacturing and R&D facilities feature energy and water conservation measures that exemplify Intel's long track record of environmental stewardship. In 2017, Intel announced the largest onsite solar carport in Arizona and second largest in the nation according to SEIA. The 7.7 MW installation generates 13M kWH and covers more than 3,000 employee parking spaces.
For many years, our engineers have incorporated green design standards and building concepts into the construction of our facilities. Intel’s entire Ocotillo manufacturing campus in Chandler is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified. In addition, the newest R&D facility on the Chandler campus is LEED Gold certified. In 2016, Intel was also ranked No. 1 by the Phoenix Business Journal for total LEED-certified space.
Additionally, at the Ocotillo campus, wastewater is also treated using a reverse osmosis process and then used to replenish a local aquifer. Water from the fabs is treated to drinking water standards and re-charged to the underground aquifer to replenish thegroundwater supply in Chandler. Since 1996, more than 5.1 billion gallons of water have been returned to the aquifer by Intel, enough to support almost 35,000 households for a family of four per year.
Intel in the Community
In 2016, Intel Involved, the company’s corporate volunteer program, was ranked as Arizona’s number one corporate volunteer program by the Phoenix Business Journal. Intel also ranked second for top corporate philanthropists in the state. Intel employees, Intel Corp., and the Intel Foundation gave more than $11.5 million in grants, donations, and in-kind gifts to local Arizona schools, universities, and non-profits. More than one-third of the site's employees dedicated 146,091 hours to support the local community through Intel Involved. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, their time spent volunteering generated matching grants from the Intel Foundation of over $1 million, benefitting local schools and non-profit organizations.