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Intel Dalian plant to open
By Guo Changdong and Zhang Nan ( )

US-based Intel Corp’s Dalian plant will begin operations by the end of October as scheduled, said Zhan Zhaohong, Dalian public affair managers of Intel in China.

With a 2.5 billion investment, Intel’s Dalian plant is the biggest foreign-invested high-tech project in Dalian. The plant began construction in 2007 and will make the 65nm chipset – one of Intel’s most advanced technologies.

Intel’s decision to locate the plant in Dalian connects Dalian development zone with the world’s high-end manufacturing industry and also brings in many supporting enterprises and suppliers.

Logistic giants FedEx, DHL and KWE have signed delivery contracts with the Intel Dalian plant, which also has agreements with top international suppliers such as American Applied Materials, Novellus, Tokyo Electron and Nikon. Dalian is on its way to become a major manufacturing base of Chinese Integrated Circuits, Dalian officials said.