To focus on increasing technology development activities, staffing and education initiatives
Intel said that it plans to invest 2,300 million pesos ($177m) over three years to expand its Guadalajara Design Centre (GDC), in a move to focus on increasing technology development activities, staffing and technology and education initiatives that support Calderon’s National Digital Plan.
The GDC is Intel’s largest site in Mexico and where all its technology development activities in Mexico are based. In addition to technology development activities, the GDC also has several initiatives in place at local universities aimed at fostering the region’s technical talent pool, Intel said.
According to Intel, the GDC focuses on the design, testing and validation of integrated circuits and other hardware, and education software technologies used in its products sold globally. The expansion will include the construction of a new building for technical labs, office space, a technology museum for children and an IT lab to support small- and medium-sized businesses.
In addition, approximately 150 additional technical jobs will be created over the next three years, bringing the total number of GDC engineers to 550.
The new campus will adhere to world-class design and construction standards, to minimise its impact on the environment and will increase its product validation activities and aims to increase its technical contributions in the upcoming years, Intel said.
Paul Otellini, president and CEO of Intel, said: As a global computing leader, we believe that investing in the future of discovery is an essential business decision. Our team in Mexico will continue to help us do this. This new investment today extends our long-term commitment to Mexico.