In Ho Chi Minh City today, Intel officially opened
what CEO Paul Otellini called “the largest and most sophisticated assembly test facility in Intel’s global manufacturing network.” The $1 billion plant began cranking up in June, making chipsets for mobile devices. Just Tuesday, Otellini presided over the opening of another big Asian investment
–a $2.5 billion semiconductor manufacturing plant in Dalian, China. In a pre-emptive defense against criticism for exporting jobs, the chip giant said last week it planned to invest between $6 billion and $8 billion
on future generations of manufacturing technology in its U.S. facilities.