Intel in a small press-statement is mentioning that it’s maintaining above 90% on-time delivery of its products from factories worldwide, which are all up and running.
Chief Executive Officer Bob Swan told customers in a letter posted on the company’s website that he is “inspired by the deep commitment of our teams to sustain our manufacturing, assembly, test and supply chain operations in Oregon, New Mexico, California and Arizona, as well as Israel, Ireland, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and other Intel and partner locations around the world.”
“They are working hard to make sure you can continue to be successful,” he added. "While this remains a developing situation, Intel factories around the world continue to operate on a relatively normal basis. We are here for you."
Intel’s chips are used in personal computers and the server machines. Continued output from its factories is a vital part of the global supply chain as the technology industry scrambles to deal with the effects of the pandemic.
Semiconductor plants are typically automated facilities and require very little human involvement directly in the manufacturing process. The electronic components take as long as three months to get through the multistep process. That means chips coming out of Intel’s plants now would have been started before the Covid-19 virus kicked in.