Intel on Tuesday renamed its 500-acre research and development campus in Hillsboro, Oregon, the headquarters of Intel's global technology development organization, to Gordon Moore Park at Ronler Acres, in celebration of the grand opening of Mod3, a new expansion to the site's D1X factory.
With a price of more than $3 billion, the Mod3 expansion adds an additional 270,000 square feet of the environmentally-controlled clean rooms that are critical to the development and production of semiconductor technology.
Oregon is the home of Intel's largest concentration of facilities and talent, according to the company, with 22,000 employees working at four campuses in Hillsboro, located 20 miles west of Portland. After the opening of the Mod3 expansion, Intel has now invested more than $52 billion in Oregon.
Approximately 10,000 employees, largely based at the Hillsboro campus, comprise Intel's global technology development organization, that develops transistor architectures, wafer processes and packaging technologies. Intel says inventions such as high-k metal gate technology, tri-gate 3D transistors and strained silicon were developed at the campus over its 25-year history.
"Gordon Moore Park" is a reference to Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, who in 1965 made his famous prediction, now known colloquially as "Moore's Law," that states the number of transistors on a microchip doubles about every two years while the cost of computers is halved.