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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Intel

This month
March 2023
# Picket
Strike action by mechanical workers underway outside Intel and Pfizer sites
The picket is placed at an Intel site in Leixlip, Co Kildare and Pfizer in Grange Castle, Co Dublin.
This year
# Davos
Varadkar says Ireland will be affected by Microsoft job losses
Varadkar is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.
Last year
# Leixlip
Intel offers workers at Kildare plant voluntary unpaid leave in effort to cut costs
It is not clear how many employees will be affected.
Intel has offered manufacturing workers at its Leixlip plant in Kildare voluntary unpaid leave as it looks to cut costs.
Local TD James Lawless said that he has spoken to Intel and that there are 'no plans' for the voluntary scheme to become mandatory.
Just back in March, Intel announced a further €12 billion investment in the site.
Financial advisor: Your job just gone? Here's what you should do right now to mind your money
Tech companies expanded ‘a little too quickly’, Varadkar says
# Amazon
No job cuts expected at Amazon Ireland despite reports of lay-offs, Varadkar says
The tech giant is set to axe up to 10,000 workers from its global operation.
All time
# Leixlip
'Approximately 70 cases' identified in Covid-19 outbreak at Intel construction site
A spokesperson for the company says it is “a fluid situation”.
# Kildare
Intel to create 1,600 new jobs at Leixlip plant
The jobs will be available once the construction of its new chip manufacturing factory has been completed.
# policy and economy
Inside 1989: What Irish business looked like 30 years ago
From Intel to Coillte, the State Papers show the foundation of modern Ireland.
# An Bord Pleanála
Intel's new €3.6 billion manufacturing plant in Leixlip gets green light
The development had been opposed by a local farmer.
# appeal
An Bord Pleanála denies farmer the chance to cross-examine Intel executives over new site
Intel has already invested $12.5 billion on its site at Leixlip.
# Study
Amazon, Microsoft and Intel may be putting world at risk through killer robot developments, study says
The report surveyed major players from the tech sector about their stance on lethal autonomous weapons.
# Leixlip
Farmer who won appeal against IDA launches latest bid to stop Intel's €3.6bn plant
Kildare County Council gave the project the go-ahead in May but Thomas Reid is trying to stop the massive investment from proceeding.
# Science Fair
Irish student to have asteroid named after him after winning a top award at international science fair
Around 1,700 students worldwide compete for a pool of awards worth $4 million.
# Intel
Council gives green light to plans for €3.53 billion Intel facility in Leixlip
The planning authority has given the chip giant the go-ahead in spite of a small number of objections.
# Leixlip
Kildare County Council puts the brakes on Intel's €3.5 billion plan for new manufacturing plant
The council wants further information from the tech giant on the plan.
# Lonely Battle
Kildare farmer Thomas Reid lodges fresh objection in ongoing battle with Intel
Reid has long been a thorn in the side of the US multinational in the planning arena.
# foreshadow
Researchers discover new security flaw in Intel chips
The flaw could let hackers pry information from supposedly secure virtual vaults in Intel chips.
# Fraternisation
Intel CEO resigns over 'past consensual relationship' with an employee
Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan will serve as interim chief executive.
# Arrests
Senior Kinahan criminal faces extradition over Eddie Hutch murder
The man, who is a well-known Kinahan enforcer, is currently in custody in Europe.
# Cyber Attack
Apple confirms all Mac and iOS devices affected by Meltdown and Spectre security flaws
The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities could allow hackers to access sensitive data on most computers.
# security risks
Spectre and Meltdown: What you need to do to keep your computer safe
Patches have been issued to help protect against the flaws.
# Cyber Security
People being warned to check systems as Intel reveals 'serious flaws' in its computer chips
Researchers said any fix for the bug could slow computers down by 30% or more.
# taking a stand
String of big business CEOs step down from Trump's advisory council in wake of Charlottesville
The heads of Merck, Under Armour and Intel have all left the US President’s business advisory panel.
# jobs a comin'
Intel cleared to build second huge plant at its Kildare base
The firm will now bid for a new, €3.6 billion chip-manufacturing facility from its head office.
# cost cutting
Intel to close "unsustainable" pension scheme for longer-term staff
The company said that the cuts are being driven by ‘factors beyond its control’.
# Hardware
Movidius founder after €300m sale to Intel: 'Losing control of the company is difficult'
But Sean Mitchell says the chip designer will be hiring ‘a lot’ of people in Ireland.
# Separation Program
Job losses: Intel workers being told about 'separation programmes'
Meetings are happening on a one-to-one basis today.
# Kildare
Confirmed: Intel to cut jobs in Ireland
The company employs 5,000 people on their Kildare campus.
# Leixlip
Intel is laying off 12,000 staff - but no word on Irish jobs yet
The company says that it is not commenting on specifics just yet.
# Profoundly Stupid
No jail for man who paid friend to call in hoax bomb threat to Intel to avoid work
Aaron O’Neill asked his friend to call in a bomb threat to the Kildare facility.
# Hoax
Intel worker who paid friend to phone in bomb threat may be given community service
The plan was described as “profoundly stupid”.
# Supreme Court
Kildare man wins appeal in Supreme Court and won't be forced to sell his family home to the IDA
The four-year battle comes to a conclusion today.
# Leixlip
‘Profoundly stupid’ man who made hoax Islamic State bomb call to Intel avoids jail
Colin Hammond made the call to get his friend out of work.
# Courts
'Profoundly stupid': Young man makes Intel hoax bomb call to get his friend out of working
The judge had some harsh words for Colin Hammond today.
# Anniversary
Intel says 50 years of Moore's Law has transformed our lives
In 1965, Gordon Moore made a prediction that would set the pace for a digital revolution.
# news wrap
Today’s top stories in 6 seconds
All the day’s news? You’ll find it here.
# Bomb Scare
Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax
The men have been released without charge and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
A bomb threat at Intel, snow in Ireland and job outsourcing at AIB all had people talking today.
# Kildare
'Normal activity' resumes at Intel plant after 'credible threat'
Gardaí were called to the campus this morning and staff were evacuated.
# take two
Remember Google Glass? A new version is expected to arrive next year
The device will be powered by Intel as it plans to market the device to hospitals as well as other workplaces.
# Prime Numbers
First Communions, Harley-Davidsons, and abortion : The week in numbers
Plus: What age was the former US president who did a parachute jump for his birthday this week?