Chip Shot: Happy 100th Arizona: Intel Microprocessor One of State’s Great Innovations

Today, Arizona celebrates 100 years of statehood.  Noting important people, places and events that shaped the state, the Intel Pentium microprocessor is highlighted as one of the state’s Top 10 innovations.  Intel first arrived in Arizona in 1979 and its factories in Chandler played a part in the production of the Intel Pentium Chips.  Now under construction in Chandler is soon to be the world’s most advanced high-volume semiconductor factory – Fab 42 – which will produce Intel Core processors on 14nm technology.