Intel launches first ‘Made-in-Vietnam’ CPU - Intel launches first ‘Made-in-Vietnam’ CPU - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Intel Products Vietnam, an affiliate of the US-based Intel Corporation, on July 29 launched its first central processing unit (CPU) product named Haswell manufactured at its factory in the Saigon Hi-tech Park.
This is the fourth generation of Intel CPU which is used for desktops, laptops and mobile phones, said CT Lau, Director of Intel Products Vietnam’s assembly and test factory.
Intel expects that by the end of this year, 80 percent of its CPU for desktops provided for the world market will be made in Vietnam.
Intel began production in Vietnam in June 2010 with chipsets for laptops and mobile devices. It later launched Atom SoC (System on a Chip) in late 2013.
The debut of Intel’s first CPU product proves that Vietnam in general and Ho Chi Minh City in particular is an attractive destination for the world’s hi-tech companies, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Manh Ha.
In 2013, Intel contributed about 2 billion USD to the city’s export turnover.