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    Default Intel next to pull out of Ireland?: Mail on Sunday

    According the the MoS senior managers in Intel have been told of significant production cuts at Intel with the possibility of pulling out from Ireland completely also on the cards. A spokesperson said no announcement could be made prior to their results are announced next Thursday but did point to a previous statement that Intel expected to end 2009 with the same number of employees as at the end of 2008. Although the spokesperson accepted that this did not necessarily mean that the jobs in any particular location will remain the same.

    Note: A poster on the Pin said some time ago that 2000 jobs were going to go in January.

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    A large percentage of the workers there are foreigners anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Factorem View Post
    A large percentage of the workers there are foreigners anyway.
    And your point is?

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    id need to see it somewhere more credible than the Mail before i'd start to worry,

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    Quote Originally Posted by factual View Post
    And your point is?
    Not woth bothering with if the rest of his posts here are anything to go about.
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    Intel is a different operation to Dell, my guess is that there is too much invested to pull out, depending on what's being made, they might shut part of the plant.
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    Dell is just a cheap assembly plant, there's little in the way of investment there. Intel's a totally different ball game. It's a multi-billion investment, not something that you can just pull out and move. The margin on chips is enormous too.

    Dell make PCs, effectively anyone can do that. They own very little unique technology. PCs are almost a generic product these days. So, basically they're up against cheap Chinese and other far eastern production facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat View Post
    Intel is a different operation to Dell, my guess is that there is too much invested to pull out, depending on what's being made, they might shut part of the plant.
    Not really cos most of the equipment would be on a 3 to 5 year life-cycle.

    After that, the technology would have moved on and needs replacing.

    In South Korea, you have plants that operate on a 6-day week and 12 hour shift. Unmarried employees live in dormitories and married employees live with their wives in a 1-bed apartment, 2-bed if they've a child. A mate of mine went for a job interview with Samsung in South Korea -- this is what they offered him and he was genuinely shocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slx View Post
    Dell is just a cheap assembly plant, there's little in the way of investment there. Intel's a totally different ball game. It's a multi-billion investment, not something that you can just pull out and move. The margin on chips is enormous too.
    Yeah, sand in, €1,000 chips out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by junketman View Post
    If this is the case, everyone working in Intel needs to offer to cut their wage by 10% if they want to save their job. I have a feeling imposed wage cuts are on the way. But no-one can be greedy in these times.
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    I doubt wage rates will be a factor - Intel is a bit like the auto industry, if a plant makes a product that's in demand, its safe, if not, it could be mothballed
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