Intel copes with war at Israel offices

Intel copes with war at Israel offices

Summary: Many of the 2,400 employees at Intel's Haifa R&D center, near the Lebanese border, have gone underground, but not without Web connecitivity. Michael Kanellos reports on how Intel and Technion Israel Institute of Technology are coping with the rocket attacks.

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intelhaifa21.jpgMany of the 2,400 employees at Intel's Haifa R&D center, near the Lebanese border, have gone underground, but not without Web connecitivity. Michael Kanellos reports on how Intel and Technion Israel Institute of Technology are coping with the rocket attacks.

Intel has deployed business continuity plans, with employees working from home and via Wi-Fi access in office bomb shelters. In addition to the Haifa office, Intel has hundreds of personnel in Yakum, Petach Tikva, Jerusalem and more than 2,000 people at the Fab 18 in Qiryat Gat, near the center of the country. 

Many other tech companies have facilities in Israel, and are similarly affected by the barrage of rocket attacks on major cities in the country. With more than 5,000 employees and a $1.6 billion fabrication plant in Israel, Intel has an increased risk profile compared to companies with fewer resources in country. With its long history of working in Israel (since 1974) and reliance on the talent pool, Intel won't leading an exodus from the troubled area any time soon...

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  • I just mentioned this predicament to my wife yesterday.

    On a rare occasion that I watched some (always depressing) news, I brought this very point up while eating dinner last night. I would love to live in Europe, but nobody could pay me to live in Israel; it's way too violent, even all the way to Haifa now.

    I wonder if this would've all been taken care of by now if we hadn't stuck our nose where it didn't belong back in '48?
    BillyG_n_SC
  • Intel Israel

    I just wonder how clever or not it is to

    write about the fact that the factory is there,

    not because it is publicly known but it might just

    bring someone with bad intentions to shoot some rockets in that direction as i heard yesterday
    they reached 40 km into Israeli territory or
    so, and these days nothing surprises me anymore.

    Let's hope it's over soon
    MailMan1958
    • Well, it's not like it's hard to miss

      I believe a lot of the Intel chip code names are based off of the cities they were designed in and I'll bet that not too few chips are named after some Middle East cities. The Palestinians aren't dumbies, they'll already know about it. Anyways, their rockets aren't the "smart" guided missiles used by the US in Iraq, so they can't aim them.
      aywang319