Intel CEO says 80 percent of world’s computer chips to be made in Vietnam by 2015

Intel CEO Sherry Boger announced on Tuesday that Vietnam will manufacture 80 percent of the world’s computer chips by next year, giving a nod to the recent success of the company’s Vietnamese operations. Boger praised Intel Vietnam’s one thousand employees for their seamless production of the new Haswell CPU processor, which has returned low error rates and minimal negative feedback, and also pointed out that Intel’s growth in Vietnam has accelerated much faster than its operations in other Asian countries, including China and Malaysia. While Intel currently works with few local suppliers, the company also hopes to achieve an 80 percent localization rate in future, another target about which Boger is optimistic.

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