According to reports, the first batch of Intel fab 34 equipment in Leixlip, Ireland has been installed, and the production line is expected to be officially launched in 2023, when it will be able to produce the Intel 4 process technology, which is equivalent to 7nm.

The $7 billion Fab 34 project, launched in 2019, will double Intel's manufacturing capacity in Ireland and provide critical advanced process technology for its European operations.

Intel's expansion in Ireland is part of the company's global expansion plan. Intel has tens of billions of dollars in new manufacturing infrastructure in Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon and Malaysia, Israel and Ohio, and is expected to announce an additional fab in Europe.

In addition, the report also revealed that Intel has ordered the first High NA lithography machine from ASML, which can be used for 1.8 nm process technology from 2025.