Obama Visted Intel In Chandler, Az

U.S. President Obama Speaks at Intel's Fab 42

President Barack Obama to Arizona speaking at Intel’s Fab 42, a state of that art chip manufacturing plant under construction in Chandler, AZ on January 25, 2012. from Intel Photos on Flickr

AZCentral.com has three articles about President Obama visit to the Intel site in Chandler on Thursday.

Obama or Intel haven’t made any friends with the construction workers according to the article “Obama’s visit tests readiness at Intel“.

One necessary requirement for hosting the president was shutting down construction for a day on the Fab 42 site, which didn’t sit well with all of the project’s roughly 3,000 active workers.

Some complained that they would not be paid for the unscheduled day off.

Jones said the one-day hiatus would be handled the same as if a thunderstorm had rolled into town Wednesday. A make-up day will be scheduled, and crews will be paid to work that day, instead, Jones said.

Apparently the 6000 people that came to see Obama’s speech had to stand for hours and many got sick doing so according to the article “Thousands wait for hours to see Obama“.

He would not be the only one on whom the day took a toll. Some left in wheelchairs, some walked out on their own, but clearly even a perfect January day can be a bit overwhelming after standing in the sun for hours on end.

There was the expected political nonsense from people who didn’t vote for Obama in the article “Leaders: Obama had no role in Intel project“.

Weninger said he sees the president’s visit as a political move by Obama to take credit for the Intel project. “I respect the president and am happy he is coming to Chandler and highlighting Intel and our great business community,” he posted on his political Facebook page. “I’m just saying it’s not true if he insinuates that his policies led to this expansion. It didn’t. When you couple his press release with the visit a day after the State of the Union, it’s hard to come to a different conclusion.”

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Globalfoundries Recruiting In Albuquerque

Globalfoundries, Formally AMD, is recruiting in cities that have Intel factories for their Fab 8 factory in New York. Including Albuquerque. Brightsideodthenews.com has an article on the hiring.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES was launched in 2009 with a simple but ambitious goal – to become the world’s first truly global semiconductor foundry.

Since then, we have achieved this goal by investing in manufacturing operations spanning three continents.

We are charting a bold new course to completely reshape the landscape of the foundry industry through a collaborative approach to both technology development and customer engagement.

To support our growing global operations, we are currently recruiting experienced semiconductor industry professionals to fill new positionsat the company’s corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley and at the company’s new Fab 8 facility currently under construction near Saratoga Springs, NY.

Do you have what it takes to join our team? Are you ready to help rewrite the rules of the semiconductor industry?

Apply now and join us at one of our selected tour stops across the U.S.

We will be hosting “Opportunity Summit” events in the following cities:

Manassas, VA September 7-8

Austin, TX September 15-16

Dallas, TX September 16-17

Albuquerque, NM September 27-28

Chandler, AZ September 29-30

Boise, ID October 5-6

Salt Lake City, UT October 7-8

Milpitas, CA October 14

Portland, OR October 19-20

Burlington, VT October 21-22

Boston, MA October 25-26

Portland, ME October 27-28

Milpitas, CA November 11

100 – 200 Laid Off At Rio Rancho Intel

Today we got the news, 100 – 200 people will be laid off (or redeployed as they like to tell us) at Intel’s Fab11X, Rio Rancho. I won’t publicly discuss more than what the local news is reporting only that the management just got the directive and they haven’t quite figured out how they are going to go about it. We should know if we are in or out at the beginning of Q2 2009.

Also see local TV station coverage KOB, KOAT and KRQE

Update 1/28/08: 500 are being cut from the Chandler, AZ site.