Intel is shipping over 90% of its products worldwide in a timely manner, Intel CEO Bob Swan said in a statement posted on the company’s website. According to Swan, he “is inspired by the deep desire of our teams to support the production, assembly, testing and operation of the supply chain in Oregon, New Mexico, California and Arizona, as well as in Israel, Ireland, China, Malaysia, Vietnam and other Intel representative offices and its partners around the world. ”
Intel CEO assured that “Intel factories around the world continue to operate on a relatively normal basis.” The source clarifies that semiconductor factories are usually very highly automated and require minimal human involvement directly in the manufacturing process. Electronic components go through a multi-step process for three months. This means that the chips that Intel is currently shipping would be put into production before the distribution of COVID-19 began.