Intel is working on stimulus projects in Brazil, one of its rapidly growing markets, and in Chile, Colombia, France, Greece, and Spain.
Intel’s revenue from Taiwan was $9.87 bil-lion, making it the company’s single largest international market in 2008.
Last year, Japan was the company’s third-largest market overseas, with revenue of $3.99 billion.
Stimulus spending on a 40,000-kilometer high-speed-rail project promises to boost Intel’s China business, which reached $4.97 bil-lion in 2008.
Wafer labs, or “fabs” in Intel-speak, are clean facilities that etch billions of transistors onto silicon wafers. The $7 billion investment that Intel announced in February will upgrade fabs in the U.S.
Test and Assembly Plants
At these sites, wafers are cut into chips and assembled into packages with electrical connections.